Google Fiber officials said this week that they have added a number of Nashville's satellite cities to their buildout plans. The satellite cities were not initially part of the tech giant's plans to put enough fiber in Middle Tennessee ground "to go from here to Canada and back." Google wasn't all that interested in dealing with more than one Davidson County government entity but has since then run feasibility studies to satisfy its questions.
Local cloud software developer Edgenet says it is continuing to pursue several legal claims against fellow product configuration company WTS Paradigm, which it accuses of IP infringement. Edgenet Executive Vice President Tim Stafford — who last year was part of a group that bought the company out of bankruptcy — says the company has dropped some of its initial claims (and WTS has done the same) while adding new issues. Get the full update from Edgenet here.
Google Fiber announced on a company blog today that it would offer free Internet service with no installation fees to residents in public housing in each of Google Fiber’s markets, including Nashville.
The initiative is in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Dubbed ConnectHome, the program will bring Internet connectivity to more school-aged children and families living in HUD-assisted housing in 27 communities across the country.
“We’re proud to partner with HUD to connect families in four of the communities they’ve selected — Atlanta, Durham, Nashville and Kansas City. We’ll also extend the program to every other current and future Google Fiber market,” the blog post stated.
You can read the full announcement here.
The post comes after Comcast’s announcement this week (read here) offering a free upgrade to its customers from 50 Mbps to 75 in its Blast! tier pricing.
Comcast, AT&T and Google Fiber are all implementing high-speed Internet services in the Nashville area.
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