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Google Fiber arrives in Atlanta, opens for sign-ups

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After more than a year of installation, Google Fiber is almost ready to roll in a few neighborhoods

More than a year ago, Google announced they'd be bringing Google Fiber Internet service to Atlanta — and for those wanting crazy-fast connectivity, the wait has been more agonizing than the slowest dial-up connection.

But the wait is officially over. Sort of.

On Tuesday, Google officials unveiled a website allowing Atlantans to sign up for Internet and tv service for both residential and business use. There are three plans available, with 100mb service starting at $50 per month, gigabit service starting at $70 per month, and gigabit service plus 220 tv channels starting at $130 per month.

In other news, the company announced that their Ponce City Market brick-and-mortar storefront called "Fiber Space" is now open.

But before Buckhead Betties, Perimeter Preps, and every other ATLien gets too excited, it's worth noting the roll-out is limited to certain parts of the city. Areas in the initial offering include the eastern portion of Midtown and Piedmont Heights. Residents in these areas have until Sept. 29 to sign up.

After the initial sign-ups, residents in Morningside/Lenox Park, Old Fourth Ward, and Virginia-Highland will be able to request the service through Dec. 8.

And for everyone else, there’s always SunTrust Park...