Lizzie Keiper, a customer education at a software company states: "I figure that a press conference is usually some sort of big announcement. I hope it means that we're going to go forward with Google Fiber in Nashville."
Nashville as a city is already growing rapidly at an exponential rate and if Google decides to make Nashville a "Fiber city" it definitely would make the city grow even more.
Richard Graves, the co-founder of the tech company BKON mentions, "It would be a huge feather in Nashville's cap. Access to high bandwidth is a real benefit to companies in the technology space or companies making use of technology."
Other cities like Kansas City, Google Fiber will cost about $80 per month, however it will take a year to build the fiber-optic internet infrastructure and not every part of the cities will receive it especially if there is not a large enough response. A spokesperson for San Jose, David Vossbrink mentioned that Google officials said that this "should not be considered the end of the road for the other areas."
Its now official! Google Fiber has been confirmed in Nashville.
Google announced this afternoon it is building its fiber network in Nashville, with lightening speed Internet connection and TV service to residents. This new infrastructure will make a huge impact on businesses, health care, entertainment, software programming, education, workforce development and the overall economy. A Google Fiber network will make Nashville more of a tech city and better support growing small businesses and new entrepreneurs.
Google's director of business operations Kevin Lo stated, "We have seen firsthand how speedy Internet can reshape communities, driving economic growth, emerging startup scenes and new ways of using technology to improve lives. Fiber will help put Nashville on par with the fastest cities in the world. Nashville has all the right ingredients to do transformative things. That's what makes it the perfect city to show the world what is possible with a gig. We want to make sure we are able to include as many people as possible. It really requires that a community of interested stakeholders works together. We expect to be in Nashville for a very long time and we hope to be an anchor in that community."
Unfortunately Google will not include Oak Hill, Forest Hills, Belle Meade, Berry Hill and Goodlettsville but they will bring Google Fiber service to those areas at a later date.
What will it cost?
Google Fiber will be free after a $300 one-time installation fee, or $25 a month for 12 months.