Google Fiber’s next market will be Franklin, Tennessee – the seventh largest city in the state and one that is seeing double-digit growth, according to a press release from the city.

“Google Fiber’s reputation speaks for itself, and we are excited for Google Fiber to be part of our community,” said Franklin mayor Dr. Ken Moore in the release. “Our citizens, schools and corporations will all benefit from this new gigabit internet service.”

Moore announced the news today at his State of the City presentation today. Construction is expected to start early next year, and Google expects to begin serving customers later in the year.

Franklin has a population above 80,000 and is located about 19 miles south of Nashville, where Google Fiber already offers service.

“Since breaking ground in Middle Tennessee, Google Fiber’s goal has always been to bring fiber optic internet to as many residents, organizations and businesses as possible,” said Ryan Jackson, government and community affairs manager for Google Fiber, in the press release from the City of Franklin.

According to the release, private investment in Franklin reached the highest level in its history last year, hitting $874 million in direct construction investment.

After a period of inactivity, Google Fiber has been announcements at a rapid pace recently.

The company has begun offering service at speeds as high as 8 Gbps in some markets and is looking for organizations to test 20 Gbps service in several markets.

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2 thoughts on “Google Fiber to Add Another Tennessee Market

  1. No it isn’t. Google Fiber doesn’t exist in the cities it already exists in. Google Fiber is the worst kind of vaporware.

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