Google announces plans for fiber infrastructure across nine metro area cities.
ATLANTA (January 27th 2015) — The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the nation’s largest state trade association dedicated to technology, today joined Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, several metro area leaders and executives from Google at a special press conference to kick off the coming of Google Fiber.
Over the next several months, Google will lay out fiber infrastructure across nine area cities including Atlanta, Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, College Park, Decatur, East Point, Hapeville, Sandy Springs and Smyrna.
“Georgia and Atlanta are already in the enviable position of being a transmission with two of the largest fiber optic trunk routes in the Nation. We also rank high in broadband access options, Wi-Fi access points and broadband adoption. However, in order to keep pace with future demand, we must have the bandwidth necessary to support our increasingly high-tech lives,” said TAG President/CEO Tino Mantella. “I want to commend all of our leaders who gathered here today and “I especially want to thank Google for having the determined vision to help us build a brighter, faster and more connected future here in Georgia.”
Google Fiber is an Internet and TV service that provides Internet speeds up to one gigabit per second — that’s 1,000 Megabits per second, compared to the average Internet speed in America today of 11.5 Mbps — along with hundreds of HD TV channels. For more information about this announcement, visit the Google Fiber blog http://googlefiberblog.blogspot.com/.
About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 25,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia and Savannah. TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 34 professional societies. The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org.
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