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Old 09-16-2015, 12:42 PM
 
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Still hoping we get a date on when the new high speed google service will roll out...
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While Google has said it will bring the high-speed service to nine metro Atlanta cities, it refuses to say when the rollout would begin, or how much it might cost.
"Thousands" of contractors will fly into the Google Fiber Academy annually for a week-long training on how to install Google Fiber equipment. The 24,000 square foot facility is near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the country's busiest airport.
http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/b...-training.html
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Old 09-16-2015, 02:20 PM
 
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Great win for Atlanta!

Here is hopping some of those "training sessions" will happen in my neighborhood and set me up with Fiber in the process.
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Old 09-16-2015, 03:10 PM
 
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I'm wondering where the location is. Can't find an address for it anywhere.
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Old 09-16-2015, 03:44 PM
 
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Alphabet (it's not called Google anymore) is super secretive with their facilities
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Old 09-16-2015, 05:35 PM
 
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Hmm.. this isn't a national training center according to this Channel 2 article. It sounds like it's just a local training facility to train contractors for the Atlanta installations.

The training center is supposed to be on Atlanta South Parkway.
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Old 09-16-2015, 06:40 PM
 
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Alphabet (it's not called Google anymore) is super secretive with their facilities
The Google part is still called Google. It is now just a subsidiary of "alphabet" as a result of the re-org.
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Old 09-16-2015, 07:20 PM
 
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The Google part is still called Google. It is now just a subsidiary of "alphabet" as a result of the re-org.
Yes, but fiber isn't part of that subsidiary
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:14 PM
 
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Yes, but fiber isn't part of that subsidiary
true
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Southeast, where else?
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I've ranted on this before. You'll be waiting awhile.
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Old 09-17-2015, 10:00 AM
 
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Hmm.. this isn't a national training center according to this Channel 2 article. It sounds like it's just a local training facility to train contractors for the Atlanta installations.

The training center is supposed to be on Atlanta South Parkway.

Thousands of Contractors yearly, is more than Atlanta needs. The way I'm reading it, it will be their national center, but is currently training people that will be installing in Atlanta.


The thing about the location though - it's sort of a hotel/restaurant/retail deadzone for travelers. It's a business park with very little around it - some stuff in Hapeville - but still 2 miles or so to get to the good stuff. The other side of it winds up on Joneboro Ro - another 2 miles before you get into the Forest Park side of restaurants and stuff. Mostly budget motels, they'd have to rent cars (which isn't a bad thing necessarily as it would give them room).

I would have liked to have seen it along the Virginia Ave corridor somewhere - more walkable - nicer hotels, more restaurants to access. Still limited on train access, but I guess they are there to learn, not to vacay.
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