Vice president of Google Fiber Dennis Kish published a blog post Tuesday confirming rumors that Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville and Raleigh-Durham are the next lucky cities to get the gigabit internet service.
These large metropolitan areas contain 18 cities, all of which are slated to be transformed by faster-than-fast Internet service. The blog post outlines how Google Fiber will begin working with cities to plan how to deploy thousands of miles of fiber-optic cables.
Nearly five years ago, Kansas City got Google Fiber as an experiment. Google considers the experiment a complete success and wants to bring the same kind of opportunities to more Americans.
Much attention has been given to broadband Internet this year. The FCC has reclassified broadband as 25 Mbps or more, President Barack Obama visited Cedar Rapids, Iowa and praised it for its extremely fast broadband that was deployed after certain regulations were lifted.
Recently, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said he plans to invest $500 million to bring 100 Mbps speeds to everyone in the state.
Google also invested $1 billion into Elon Musk’s SpaceX company, which aims to launch 4,000 satellites capable of providing internet to everyone on planet Earth.
Google has also reached an agreement with mobile cellphone providers Sprint and T-Mobile to lease usage of their networks of cellphone towers to sell directly to consumers.