Google Representative Meets With Nashville-Area Leaders

Google Representative Meets With Nashville-Area Leaders

CREATED Mar 19, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A representative with Google has met with city officials, non-profit and technology organizations to learn more about how potential challenges could be met if Nashville is chosen as one of the next Fiber cities.

The meetings focused on how the company might be able to serve low-income neighborhoods.

Earlier this month, the tech giant announced Music City was one of 34 cities it was considering for ultra-high speed internet.

The company said it hopes to make a decision on which cities to expand into by the end of the year.

Other cities on Google's list include Atlanta, San Jose, Phoenix, Portland, Oregon and Salt Lake City.

Google said it would ask the cities to fill out a checklist of items "to explore what it would take" to string a fiber optic network in those communities.

The Google Fiber service allows customers to surf the Internet at 100 times the speeds of existing broadband services.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)