Last night I received a welcome email from my generous overlords at Google. After reading it aloud to a friend, I could not contain my joy at the news Google was planning to bring Google Fiber to Atlanta. I’ve never had a great relationship with Comcast, my current provider of internet and television services, and the prospect of something faster, better, newer and free from the threat of throttling makes my heart flutter.
Here’s the email from Google in its entirety:
You’re among the first to hear: we’re beginning conversations with Atlanta, Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, College Park, Decatur, East Point, Hapeville, Sandy Springs, and Smyrna to explore what it would take to bring fiber to a community near you.
Over the next few months, we’re going to work with city leaders on a joint planning process. We’ll assess what unique local construction challenges we might face, and then map out what we would need to do to bring Google Fiber to Atlanta, Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, College Park, Decatur, East Point, Hapeville, Sandy Springs, and Smyrna. This process will take some time, but we hope to have updates on which cities will get Fiber by the end of the year.
We’re excited by the possibilities here in the Atlanta area. Help us spread the word so that your friends and family also hear the news.
Share the graphic below with your friends and neighbors.
We have a lot of work to do over the coming months, and we’ll make sure to keep you updated. In the meantime, you can find more information about our plans at google.com/fiber/newcities.
The Google Fiber Team
I would encourage you to reach out to our local elected representatives to share how Google Fiber could benefit local businesses and residents. I’ve already heard from a couple of politicos, including an Atlanta City Council member, who have all promised to do what they can to bring Google Fiber to Atlanta.
This cannot happen soon enough.
Photos courtesy Google