Google Fiber, the high-speed Internet and TV service currently in development in metro Atlanta, announced Wednesday that it will offer its 1-gigabit broadband to public housing in the cities it serves for free.
The roll out is part of a partnership the service struck last year with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the White House to accelerate Internet adoption by families with school-age children in public housing.
Google plans to bring the service to all its growing list of Google Fiber cities, including Atlanta. The company said it will work with the Atlanta Housing Authority to identify public housing units that can be connected.
One-gigabit speeds allows a customer to download a two-hour high definition movie in 12 seconds or a 30 -minute TV show in as little as two seconds.
Google is in the construction phase of its 1-gigabit service planned for several communities in metro Atlanta, including Midtown, Sandy Springs, College Park and Avondale Estates. The company declined to say when the service will be up and running.