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Google Opens Fiber Space, Sign-Ups For Five Atlanta Neighborhoods

Aug 9, 2016

Google Fiber announced Tuesday it’s open for business in five Atlanta neighborhoods.  

It also opened a new customer service center and event space, which it calls a "Fiber Space," inside Ponce City Market. 

Residents in Midtown and Piedmont Heights have until Sept. 29 to sign up for Google Fiber's Internet, phone and TV service. 

Morningside/Lenox Park, Old Fourth Ward and Virginia Highland residents have until Dec. 8. 

Earlier this year, it was made available at apartment complexes in Marietta and Duluth.

The Internet service will cost $50 to $70 a month. The company also announced a $15 broadband service for Atlanta residents who live in neighborhoods with low Internet connectivity. 

Google Fiber does not yet have a timeline for when installation will be complete in other communities in the metro area, but launched an apartment finder tool for residents to track when it may be available in their area.   

Google Fiber first announced its plans to expand to metro Atlanta in January 2015 and began construction in Midtown Atlanta in June.

In July, the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro and Google Fiber CEO Dennis Kish announced some city of Atlanta public housing residents would receive free access to Google Fiber

Google says it is working with the Atlanta Housing Authority to come up with a list of properties and the number of residents who will receive one gigabit broadband service. The public housing units will be on a separate construction and installation timeline, which has not yet been determined.