Nashville could become the next Google Fiber city

Nashville could become the next Google Fiber city

In an apparent indication that Nashville may become the next Google Fiber city, Google has filed an application for a certificate of franchise authority with the state of Tennessee Regulatory Authority for its high-speed broadband service.

According to Nashville Business Journal, the application filed by Google states that the company plans to "begin to offer video service for purchase of provide new broadband Internet service."

In addition, the filing also says that the Fiber service will be available within two years of the date of issuance of the certificate.

Noting that the franchise agreement will mark "an important next step" in bringing Google Fiber to Nashville, Fiber spokeswoman Kelly Mason said in an e-mailed statement: "There's still a lot of work to do beyond this agreement, but we hope to provide an update about whether we can bring Fiber to Nashville by the end of the year."

Although Google has not yet announced the projected pricing plans for the Fiber service in Nashville, it is speculated that the cost of the service in the city will be almost the same as that in Austin, Texas --- $70 per month for speeds up to 1 Gbps upload and download speeds, as well as 1TB of cloud storage across Google Drive, Gmail, and Google + photos; and a $130 monthly package offering a TV plan with more than 150 channels, along with HD channels and the ability to simultaneously record up to eight shows.