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Google Fiber, LouisvilleKY reach agreement

LouisvilleKY., – Google Fiber will pay $3.84 million to Louisville Metro Government (LMG) to restore roads and other public rights-of-way affected by its departing service in Louisville. Louisville Metro Government and Google Fiber agreed to these payments to fulfill the company’s obligations under its franchise agreement and local regulations, which require restoration of rights-of-way should a service provider end service in Louisville. Citing technical challenges, Google Fiber announced its exit from Louisville in February. The payments will be made over 20 months and will cover the costs for: Removing fiber cables and sealant from roads. Milling and paving activities where needed. Removal of…

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Google Saying Goodbye to LouisvilleKY

Reprinted from Google Fiber’s official blog post: Thursday, February 07, 2019 – Over the years, we’ve said a lot of hellos. (Or, more accurately, “Hey there’s.”) Our first was in 2012, with a big hello to Kansas City. Then, in 2014, Austin and Provo. After that came Charlotte, Atlanta, Orange County, Salt Lake City, Raleigh-Durham, Nashville. Most recently, in 2017, it was hello to Huntsville, Louisville and San Antonio. Today, we’re saying goodbye to one of our Fiber cities. And it ain’t easy. After a lot of analysis, we’ve made the tough decision to leave Louisville, Kentucky. As we told our customers…

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Now Open for Business: Google Fiber

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer has announced today that Google has offically opened for business here in Louisville — residents in portions of Portland, Strathmoor and Newburg neighborhoods can now sign up for Google Fiber’s high speed internet service.  Here’s what Google Fiber’s website says about the new service:   While there may be arguments over the best bourbon for a Mint Julep or which horse is going to win the Derby, one thing Louisvillians can agree on is their city is on the rise. Louisville continues to move up the national rankings for population growth, job growth, and…

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Google Fiber preparing to begin construction in LouisvilleKY

  Mayor Fischer cheers news for its potential to boost families and create jobs   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 26, 2017) — Mayor Fischer cheered this week’s news that Google Fiber will soon begin construction in Louisville. “Many have eagerly waited to hear these words: Google Fiber is coming to Louisville,” Mayor Fischer said. “This next step toward bringing Google Fiber’s super-fast internet network to Louisville demonstrates our city’s commitment to the type of forward-looking innovation that creates opportunities for businesses and families.” Google Fiber expects to soon file its first permit to building its network in Louisville, the company said today. The…

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Louisville KY takes one step closer to getting Google fiber

Louisville, Ky., – Legislation that would make it easier to bring in Google Fiber unanimously passed the Louisville Metro Council Thursday night. Local news outlets report that the two ordinances would combine all of Jefferson County’s cities into one entity and that entity could negotiate contracts and adjust installation permissions for workers.  Previously, it would take 60 months to get the necessary paperwork for workers to move exisitng utility lines. With the new ordinance, that time can be cut almost in half to 24-36 months.   According to a news story on WDRB, Mayor Greg Fischer applauds the council’s move….