Yesterday, Franklin Tennessee got some big news. Google Fiber is bringing its high-speed broadband internet service to town. Mayor Dr. Ken Moore made the announcement this past Wednesday at the State of the City event.
“Google Fiber’s reputation speaks for itself, and we are excited for Google Fiber to be part of our community. Our citizens, schools, and corporations will all benefit from this new gigabit internet service,” said Mayor Dr. Moore.
Over 80,000 people dwell in his city and will soon have access to faster internet with more reliable connections. Depending on the market location, Google Fiber offers speeds up to 8 Gbps and is prepping to start testing 20 Gbps services in select locations.
Private investors have contributed around $874 million in direct construction investments, a historical high for Franklin. Google plans to start construction at the beginning of 2024 and residents should start having access towards the end of next year.
“Since breaking ground in Middle Tennessee, Google Fiber’s goal has always been to bring fiber optic internet to as many residents, organizations, and businesses as possible. In today’s always-on world, it’s more important than ever to have fast, reliable internet to connect to work, school, and each other. This is an exciting day, and we are looking forward to serving the residents of Franklin,” said Ryun Jackson, Government and Community Affairs Manager for Google Fiber.
Franklin is just one of many places attracting Google’s attention lately. Since last September, the company has already started planning construction in Omaha, Kansas City, West Des Moines, Salt Lake City, Pocatello, Colorado, and North Carolina, just to list a few.
Interested to see if Google Fiber is available in your area? Check here to verify if your address is within Google’s expansive reach or has plans to start construction.