Google’s holding a press conference in Nashville today. Sadly I won’t be making it due to prior commitments and not knowing about it until midnight, but the Wall Street Journal seems to be sure that the Goog is planning to announce fiber plans for Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, N.C., and the Nashville markets.
What this would mean is a very substantial blow to the other high speed internet provider, which is usually limited to the cable company that competes in the market. What actually occurs is an oligopoly in which cable companies don’t tread on each other’s territories so they can price fix to whatever they want and can charge you pretty much anything for any service.
We’ll have to wait and see what’s announced, but I’ve been dreaming of ditching cable for a long time but cannot handle the crawling speeds of DSL and the cell providers in my neighborhood.
There’s not much to say until the Google reveals later today (or tomorrow depending on your time zone I guess), but this is great news if it’s happening.