Google Fiber plans to deploy service in its first South Carolina market – Tega Key, a planned community that is a suburb of Charlotte, North Carolina. The company also will be building out in several new North Carolina markets.
The company is already building out fiber networks in Charlotte and Raleigh Durham and is expanding outwards from those central hubs to the Charlotte suburbs of Concord and Huntersville and to the Raleigh Durham suburbs of Garner and Hillsborough.
Google Fiber also is continuing to build out in Chapel Hill and Apex in North Carolina.
The update about the Carolinas came in the form of a blog post from Jess George, Google Fiber’s head of government and community affairs for the eastern region.
In Tega City, the company will offer speeds of 1 Gbps, 2 Gbps, 5 Gbps and 8 Gbps, according to a webpage about that market.
In July, Google Fiber said it would begin offering 5 Gbps service in North Carolina markets.
George hinted that more North and South Carolina markets could be coming.
“We’re not slowing down,” said George in her blog post. “As we continue to expand our network to more of the Carolinas, we are revved up and ready to do great things across these communities.”
As for the “great things,” George noted that Google Fiber joined Charlotte’s Eliminate the Digital Divide, or E2D, initiative, helping to send 1,000 children back to school in September with refurbished laptops.
She also cited Google Fiber’s participation in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The company offers one of the more generous ACP services. That offering provides 300 Mbps service at no charge to qualified low-income households.