Google Fiber has made its way to Nashville, with four apartment and condominium buildings in the downtown area now connected to the company’s gigabit-speed internet service. As you might remember, Google first announced bringing Google Fiber to Nashville well over a year ago, but now nearly 15 months after that initial announcement, limited deployment has apparently begun.
As noted in a report from The Tennessean, Google’s primary goal is to connect most of the Nashville metro area from single-family home owners to small businesses throughout Middle Tennessee, not just newer apartment and condo buildings in the city.
For now, the four buildings Google selected to roll out Google Fiber mainly had more to do with engineering and construction than anything else. Each location was much easier to reach through an aerial connection or through a shallow digging method called micro-trenching, which will continue to dictate how Google continues to make the service available as development moves forward.
Currently, Rhythm at Music Row, Element Music Row, The Bristol on Broadway, and Icon in the Gulch are the four buildings that currently have Google Fiber available. But you can keep up with what buildings will begin offer the service down the road using Google’s “apartment finder” feature.