Google high-speed internet coming to Triangle

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Google is getting to work on installing its ultrafast internet and TV service in Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Garner, Morrisville, and Raleigh.

Google Fiber claims its internet service is up to 100 times faster than basic broadband service. Raleigh officials said the current average broadband speed is 11.5 megabits per second. In contrast, Google Fiber will bring access to "gigabit" internet connections up to 1,000 megabits per second.

"We feel very good that they have been able to break ground here first in Morrisville," said Morrisville Development Services Director Tim Gauss. "Google Fiber is something that the town is relay looking forward to, really excited about."

Google has started laying down some of its fiber cables on Town Hall Drive in Morrisville to connect to a Google fiber hut that will be built nearby on property leased by the Town of Morrisville -the first of 26 others fiber huts to be installed in the Triangle.

There's no construction on residential streets right now, but there will be once Google identities which areas have a high demand for the Google Fiber's service.

"Google is very aware of trying to make sure they're doing things right," said Gauss. "Including notifying residents of construction in their area and having hotlines available for any complaints or any concerns that neighbors will have."

Morrisville may be the first place to have fiber put in, but they're hoping they're the first ones who get to use it too.

"We're hoping that we'll be the first place where they offer the service," said Gauss.

If you're interested in having Google Fiber's service come to your neighborhood, you need to let them know by signing up.

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If you have questions or concerns about Google Fiber construction in your neighborhood, here are the hotline numbers you can call:

Construction phone line (877) 454-6959
Customer support line (866) 777-7550

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