Google Fiber rolls out limited service in Nashville

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Google Fiber is now available in Nashville, Tennessee, the fifth city area, but currently just installed in four apartment and condo buildings, according to a report in The Tennessean.

“The milestone comes 15 months after Google Fiber announced Nashville as a new market”, said the newspaper said. “In the meantime, existing providers AT&T and Comcast have upped their own fiber rollout in Middle Tennessee and have begun offering the ultra-fast connection to area homes and apartments”.

Google Fiber officials say the firm intends to “connect the lion’s share of Nashville” which includes single-family homes, small businesses, and multi-dwelling units, although there is no clear timescale yet when that will happen.

The four buildings in Nashville where Fiber has been installed contain a combined 1,110 housing units.

Prices for the service in Nashville are $50 per month for 100 Mbps upload and download speeds, and $70 per month for Gigabit service. Gigabit Internet and TV costs $130 a month, and Fiber Phone costs an extra $10.

Google Fiber was already available in Kansas City, Kansas and Missouri; Atlanta, Georgia; Provo, Utah; and Austin, Texas. Google says it will launch the service in Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; Huntsville, Alabama; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Antonio, Texas; and San Francisco, California.

SOURCE: The Tennessean.

Larry Banks is a keen follower of technology and finance. He has worked for a variety of online publications, writing about a diverse range of topics including mobile networks, patents, and Internet video delivery technologies.

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