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Google officials in a formal announcement at the North Carolina Museum of History on Tuesday revealed that Raleigh-Durham will receive the tech firm's ultra-fast Google Fiber Internet service, which guarantees 100 times faster connections as compared to the existing broadband.
The Google Fiber service has been planned for Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Durham, Garner, Cary, Morrisville and Carrboro.
Beverly Thompson, director of public affairs Durham said in a statement "It's great in terms of what it means for jobs coming to this area, it just means good news for the entire region. We'll be right up there with some of the other cities across the United States in terms of technology."
Now, the Google Fiber service will expand to the Southeast and will cover Charlotte, N.C., Atlanta and Nashville, Tenn. along with Raleigh-Durham.
Tech giant Google has been working with managers as well as city planners from Durham for almost a year in order to introduce the ultra-fast Internet service and also design the network around Durham's infrastructure.
According to Google, the Fiber installation involves five steps. The announcement on Tuesday puts the Triangle in the 'design' step, as the company officials are working to finalize the location for thousands of miles of fiber.
Construction will follow in coming months, however no timeline has been specified by the firm as to when the service will come online.