Google has delayed their decision timeline regarding build-out of a fiber network in the metro Atlanta market. Google originally set a goal date to determine an infrastructure plan and decision by the end of 2014.
This delay is a decision driven by an overall macro level set of issues regarding nationwide planning. Google continues their analysis of a massive construction effort for a Fiber Network build out. The City of Hapeville and Google are still working together, as are Google and all of the other nationwide 34 cities, including all of those in the metro Atlanta market.
Google expects to make a decision on the metro Atlanta area market by first quarter of 2015. To stay up-to-date on Google Fiber expansion plans, visit: https://fiber.google.com/newcities/ and sign-up to be e-mailed updates.
Announcement on the project from early 2014:
Google is currently exploring Hapeville for a super-fast fiber optic Internet and television service network. Approximately three dozen cities nationwide have been selected, among them nine are located in metro-Atlanta. Regionally, these cities include: Atlanta, Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, College Park, Decatur, East Point, Hapeville, Sandy Springs and Smyrna. Google's service, a residential service business model, was initially launched in Austin, TX, Kansas City, MO. and Provo, UT. Residents in those cities enjoy the Google Fiber service which runs 100 times the speed of internet competitors. The City will continue to announce further details in the future as they are readily available, so check back for details!
To read about Google Fiber in Cities in the U.S. visit: https://fiber.google.com/cities/
To sign-up for e-mails and stay informed of Google's Fiber plans, visit: https://fiber.google.com/other/