Tuesday, June 09, 2015 03:00 PM

GOOGLE FIBER CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN IN NASHVILLE

Google Fiber has completed its design for building a fiber network in Nashville and is ready to begin construction.

The company, which announced it was bringing ultra-fast, gigabit speed Internet to Nashville in January, said the map outlines where it will put 3,200 miles of fiber in Davidson County are ready.

"With the design of our Google Fiber network completed, you'll see us around town digging and stringing fiber cables so that we can deliver Google Fiber's super-fast Internet to the city," a Google spokesperson said in an emailed statement. "As we lay thousands of miles of fiber-optic cable throughout (Nashville), we'll keep residents updated along the way."

Construction will include building 18 fiber huts on properties throughout the city and attaching fiber to more than 100,000 utility poles. Google, which is contracting with San Francisco-based Bechtel on the construction, estimates the project will employ hundreds of workers.

Google will distribute doorhangers in areas where it will be building to let residents know of pending construction. There will be disruptions, the company warns, but it plans to return streets and landscapes to their present conditions — through repaving streets or planting grass seeds.

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News source: http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/tech/2015/06/09/google-begin-fiber-construction/28724691/

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