The warp speed Internet service that courses through Chattanooga has helped attract and create more than 1,000 new jobs, say the city’s business boosters.
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Among the U.S. cities where providers like Google and others have deployed or are considering “gigabit” Internet:
Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo.
Note: Some of these services are not available throughout the respective cities
Sources: Google Fiber, Ars Technica and other published reports
The backbone of the nation’s Internet service runs through fiber optic cable that runs along highways, rail lines and along utility poles across the country. But homes and businesses are typically connected to that fiber spine by copper wires, which slows the speed of service. Providers like Google Fiber connect the optical wire directly to homes, making Internet connections many times faster.