Google is bringing its ultra-fast fiber optic Internet service to four metro areas in the Southeast.
The company announced Tuesday that it will add gigabit-speed service over new fiber-optic cables in Nashville, Tennessee; Atlanta; and Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte in North Carolina. Google says five other metro areas remain in the running.
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At speeds of more than 50 times the national broadband average, gigabit service can download an entire movie in less than two minutes.
Google Fiber is available in Kansas City, Missouri; Kansas City, Kansas; Provo, Utah; and Austin, Texas.
Prices for Google Fiber are comparable to or below what most households already pay. For example, in the two Kansas City markets, Google Fiber charges about $70 per month for just high-speed Internet service, or $120 for an Internet and TV package.