- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) - Google plans to bring its ultra-fast fiber optic Internet service to the city of Atlanta and eight communities in the metro area.

The company announced Tuesday that the nine Atlanta metro areas cities are part of a larger expansion in the Southeast, along with Nashville, Tennessee and Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Each community provided Google with information about utilities, permitting and other expected issues for design and construction. That process is just getting started and expected to take years.

Google Fiber Marketing Director Scott Levitan says every mile of the new network needs to be planned and will take hundreds of trucks and workers.

The metro areas chosen are: Atlanta, Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, College Park, Decatur, East Point, Hapeville, Sandy Springs and Smyrna.

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