Nashville completes step in attracting Google’s high speed fiber Internet

Nashville completes step in attracting Google's high speed fiber Internet (Image 1)

Google says Nashville has completed the first step in attracting the company’s high speed fiber Internet.

The Metro Council had until May 1 to complete a checklist to give Google.

The checklist included access to Metro’s infrastructure, space to build fiber “huts” and access to existing power poles and buildings to bring in fiber Internet.

The search engine chose Nashville, along with seven other Metro areas, to offer Google fiber internet.

Google fiber promises to bring Internet speeds of 100 times more than basic Internet offered by cable.

It is already offered in Kansas City and Provo, Utah.

Kansas City residents can get Google fiber in three different package options.

Free for basic speeds, $70 month for 1GB of Internet or $120 per month for Internet and television.

Google says if it comes to Nashville, it will be offered to residents in Davidson County. In Kansas City Google is branching out its fiber network to nearby counties.

A report this week said a leaked document revealed Google might offer a Wi-Fi network in cities that have offer Google fiber.

Google fiber spokesperson Jenna Wandres told News 2 the company would like to offer cities free Wi-Fi but would not say if the report is true.

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