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It’s official: Google Fiber is coming to four new markets

Updated Jan 27th, 2015 1:42PM EST

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Get hyped, residents of Atlanta, Raleigh, Nashville and Charlotte: You’re getting Google Fiber. As expected, Google has announced that it will be expanding its Google Fiber footprint to four new markets, all of which are below the Mason-Dixon line.

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“Bringing Google Fiber to these cities is a long-term investment. We’ve been working closely with city leaders over the past year on a joint planning process to get their communities ready for Google Fiber — and now the really hard work begins,” Google writes. “Our next step is to work with cities to create a detailed map of where we can put our thousands of miles of fiber, using existing infrastructure such as utility poles and underground conduit, and making sure to avoid things like gas and water lines.”

While news of the four new markets is very exciting, there’s even better news in Google’s announcement: It’s still listing other markets such as Portland, San Jose, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and San Antonio as “potential” Fiber cities, which means that the company is still working on figuring out ways to bring the service to those markets. In other words, even though these cities didn’t win this round of the Google Fiber sweepstakes, there’s a very real possibility that they could still get the service in the future.

Be sure to check out Google’s full Fiber announcement by clicking the source link below.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.