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The CEO of Google Access, Gregory McCray, which oversees Google Fiber, stepped down Monday.

McCray was named CEO in February 2017 after CEO Craig Barratt resigned last year. Barratt left after layoffs were announced and plans to expand Google Fiber to nearly a dozen cities was put on hold.

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A Google Fiber van in Atlanta
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Google Fiber announced this week it's halting operations in cities where the company was in talks to bring in services, but will continue services in cities where it's already launched, like in Atlanta. 

Despite continued service, Jan Dawson, chief analyst at Jackdaw Research said the changes could still affect operations here. 

A Google Fiber van in Atlanta
Courtesy of Google Fiber

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. 

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Georgia’s Public Service Commission is investigating a contractor hired by Google Fiber to install its optic cables underground.

Since last July, the contractor, S&N Communications, reported 36 incidents of damaging utility lines.

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