(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Google has applied for a certificate of franchise authority with the state of Tennessee Regulatory Authority for its high-speed Internet service, signaling that Nashville could become its next Fiber city.
The filing states that Google intends to “begin to offer video service for purchase of provide new broadband Internet service,” adding that the service will be available within 24 months of the date of issuance, reports Nashville Business Journal.
In a email, Fiber spokeswoman Kelly Mason issued the following statement:
“Nashville has been great to work with as we’ve explored bringing Google Fiber to the city, and this franchise agreement is an important next step. There’s still a lot of work to do beyond this agreement, but we hope to provide an update about whether we can bring Fiber to Nashville by the end of the year.”
Though prices have yet to be announced, Nashville could follow similar prices found in Austin, which start at $70 a month for speeds up to 1,000 Mpbs upload and download speeds and 1TB of cloud storage across Google Drive, Gmail, and Google + photos.
The tech giant will bring Google Fiber to three other cities such as Kansas City, Provo, and Austin, adding faster Internet speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second.