Google became a player in the Internet service provider industry almost immediately when it unveiled its super-fast Google Fiber service. But, it's not available to all customers, because Google has slowly been rolling the product out in select cities across the country. Now, you can officially add four more lucky cities to that list.
Google has officially announced that Fiber to Atlanta; Nashville, Tennessee; and Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. In a few months, construction will begin to start building up Google's infrastructure in those cities.
Is Google Fiber really worth all of the hype? I'd say so. It can provide download speeds up to 1 gigabit per second, which is 100 times faster than the national average!
Google has also said it could expand Google Fiber to even more cities in the near future. It is currently considering several other sites around the country.
In a blog post Tuesday, Google said it was still in talks with five of those cities — Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Jose and Portland, Ore. — and would decide whether to expand into those regions later this year.
Google Fiber is currently available in Austin, Texas; Provo, Utah; and Kansas City, Missouri. Gigabit internet service costs $70 a month from Google in those markets.