Google Fiber For Nashville!
Affordable, very high speed Internet may be coming to Nashville
Top 3 reasons you should care about Google Fiber for Nashville
Better, Cheaper Service For All - In Austin, one of the live Google Fiber cities, Time Warner is now being forced to compete with another major ISP (Google Fiber). In response they are adding free Wi-Fi for the entire city, increased Internet speed and are under pressure to lower prices. This benefits everyone regardless of whether they use Google Fiber or not simply due to increased competition.
Super Fast Internet - Google's service opens up new possibilities for the web. For example, no waiting for movies and shows to cache means streaming services are more viable. Video conferencing and Internet based communication becomes more usable. Imagine being able to upload and download with the bottleneck being the processor in your device and not the speed of your connection.
More Businesses and Jobs - The link between affordable, ultra high speed Internet and economic development is discussed in this recent study. Giving businesses, entrepreneurs and families the capability of Google Fiber allows for more innovation and creativity online which ultimately leads to more jobs and new businesses.
A few things you can do to help
Here are a few things you can do to stay informed and perhaps signal to Google that Nashville is excited about getting Google Fiber:
1) Request updates for Nashville from Google here.
4) Follow this Twitter feed.
5) Let our local political leaders know that Google Fiber is important to you here.
Just found this article outlining how Chattanooga is building their own high speed network and signaling not only their intent to attract new businesses but the feasibility of a city doing high speed on it's own.
Nashville Metro pushing hard for Google fiber! Well done! (article)
Fiber Netword Hubs are approved in round of voting. (Link here)
The American Telephone and Telegraph company has officially announced they are bringing high speed Internet to Nashville. This is exactly the type of behavior Google means to drive by introducing competition into the ISP industry.