Councilman provides update to his earlier Google Fiber Update
Brookhaven, GA, Feb. 27, 12:30 PM – UPDATE: After our original report (see below) where Brookhaven City Councilman, Bates Mattison said, “I can confirm that all of the cities listed on their webpage (https://fiber.google.com/newcities/), including Brookhaven, below HAVE BEEN SELECTED to receive Google Fiber,” we were contacted and received the below “clarification.”
Mattison is now changing his story saying no final selections or decisions have been made whether or not Brookhaven will receive Google Fiber.
“I would like to clarify that though Brookhaven is one of the 9 Metro Atlanta cities being considered to receive Google Fiber, no final selections or decisions have been made. Brookhaven is working with the Google team to provide information regarding the city’s infrastructural capacity to support this project. I assure you that I, along with my fellow council members, are working with city staff to do everything we can to bring fiber to Brookhaven. We are all very excited that Google has identified Brookhaven as one of 34 cities nationwide to potentially receive Google Fiber. However, the decision regarding which cities will receive Google Fiber will be announced by Google by the end of this year.”
We now find ourselves back to a status of “maybe” when asking the question, “Will Google Fiber come to Brookhaven?”
Our earlier story is below:
Brookhaven, GA, Feb. 26 – Wednesday evening, Brookhaven City Councilman, Bates Mattison, announced that Brookhaven has been selected to receive Google Fiber. Previously, Brookhaven appeared on the list of cities in consideration, but now Mattison reports that the city is past that and has actually been selected.
Here is his update:
“While Google has asked for confidentiality regarding the details of their Google Fiber launch in Brookhaven & Metro Atlanta, I can confirm that all of the cities listed on their webpage (https://fiber.google.com/newcities/), including Brookhaven, below HAVE BEEN SELECTED to receive Google Fiber.
Our city staff is already working to put together the information requested by Google, so that they may determine how and when to deploy Google Fiber in the Metro Atlanta region. Google representatives were impressed with the online petition and asked that those people interested in their service instead please sign up on their “Get updates” page (https://fiber.google.com/newcities/), to keep informed of Google Fiber’s progress.
The City of Brookhaven is very excited to be one of the Metro Atlanta cities selected to receive Google Fiber. I assure you our staff will continue to work closely with Google throughout this process. I believe this is a benefit to our areas economic development, and drives innovation through increased competition in this market for internet and television service.”
— D. Bates Mattison, City Council- District 3
In the mean time, and while we wait for more details, spend a little time on the Google Fiber site perusing the offerings, some pricing in other cities, speed comparisons, etc., here: https://fiber.google.com/about/