As previously rumored, the super-fast Internet speeds provided by Google Fiber will become available in four more US metropolitan areas: Atlanta, Georgia, Charlotte, North Carolina, the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area, and Nashville, Tennessee.
Google Fiber, which offers 1Gbps Internet upload and download speeds, is currently available in Kansas City and Provo, Utah, and in December, the service began taking sign ups in Austin, Texas. There's no specific word on when the residents at these four new locations will begin to access the service. Google says:
Bringing Google Fiber to these cities is a long-term investment. We've been working closely with city leaders over the past year on a joint planning process to get their communities ready for Google Fiber—and now the really hard work begins. Our next step is to work with cities to create a detailed map of where we can put our thousands of miles of fiber, using existing infrastructure such as utility poles and underground conduit, and making sure to avoid things like gas and water lines. Then a team of surveyors and engineers will hit the streets to fill in missing details. Once we're done designing the network (which we expect to wrap up in a few months), we'll start construction.
Five more metropolitan locations in the US (Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Antonio and San Jose) are still under consideration for Google Fiber, with the official "go-no go" to be given later in 2015.
Source: Google Fiber blog