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Published on August 9th, 2016 |

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Google Fiber goes live in two areas of Atlanta with opening of public Fiber Space

Google Fiber’s high-speed Internet service is live in Atlanta, according to the announcement made at the company’s new showcase Fiber Space at Ponce City Market. But the truth is the service is only immediately available in Midtown East and Piedmont Heights.

The exterior of Google Fiber's new Fiber ___ that opened today at Ponce City Market.

The exterior of Google Fiber’s new Fiber Space that opened today at Ponce City Market.

The “gigabit” service, which is 100 times faster than basic broadband, is immediately available to both residents and businesses in those two city areas. The next markets to go live are Virginia-Highland, Morningside/Lenox Park and Old Fourth Ward.

Later, Google Fiber will roll out its service in nine metro cities–Atlanta, Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, College Park, Decatur, East Point, Hapeville, Sandy Springs and Smyrna.

Atlanta is Google Fiber’s largest market for deploying its service in the U.S., Mayor Kasim Reed said at the opening of the 4,400-square-foot Fiber Space at Ponce City Market, near the Dancing Goats Coffee Bar. The Fiber Space at Ponce City Market has normal business hours: Mon-Sat 10am-7pm.

A facility that was built and designed with Atlanta’s community in mind, the Fiber Space is more than a retail storefront — providing members of the community with a place to hang out, share ideas, sign up for service, and explore Google Fiber’s speed and reliability.

Google expands “the menu of (broadband) options” available to Atlantans, Reed said.

Residents will be able to sign up for Fiber 1000+TV, Fiber 1000 and Fiber 100 products as well as Fiber Phone. Eligible businesses can also sign up for one of Google Fiber’s three SMB plans.

Google Fiber’s gigabit Internet service costs $70/month. A slower (100Mbps) Internet plan is available for 50/month, while a gigabit and TV bundle costs $130/month. Full plan and pricing info here.

Customers across the metro Atlanta area living in apartment buildings can use the Apartment Finder tool to see if Google Fiber is available in their building or if it is on track to come to their building. Likewise, single-family residential customers and businesses can sign up to receive notifications for their area so they can be among the first to receive Google Fiber.

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