Atlanta Needs Google Fiber

7 Reasons Atlanta Needs Google Fiber

Google recently announced that it is studying the viability of bringing its fiber Internet service to Metro Atlanta. We think this is a fantastic idea.

The graphic highlights several key benefits of the ultra high-speed Internet service, including consumer savings, increased home values, improved access for local schools and libraries and, of course, some of the fastest consumer Internet connection speeds currently available in the United States.

“We want to share our excitement with the Atlanta community,” said Southern Web President Drew Barton, “and to show Google that there is a definite interest in bringing fiber Internet to our city.”

The infographic was a team project involving graphic artist Ron Griffel, content strategist Ryan Watkins and Southern Web’s Director of Internet Marketing Cullie Burris.

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May 18, 2015

About Drew Barton

Drew Barton is president and founder of Southern Web, LLC. Southern Web Group has grown into one of Atlanta's fastest growing web design firms with clients throughout the country. While often associated with work for real estate companies, the firm boasts clients in nearly all industries. Much of Southern Web Group's recent work has been in the law, healthcare and manufacturing markets. As part of Southern Web Group's offerings, Drew frequently conducts customized seminars on website marketing, including email newsletters and search engine optimization. He has served on Keller Williams' Internet Mastermind group and has been quoted at the brokerage's Technology Mega camps. Drew also has been quoted as a web expert in articles in SmartBiz Magazine and on Microsoft's In 2004, the Atlanta Business Chronicle named Drew one of the top 40 rising stars under 40 years old. In 2007, the International Association of Business Communicators presented Drew with its Silver Flame Award for an article he wrote about boosting Web site traffic. Drew, whose experience includes stints at and, graduated from Emory University and resides in Atlanta.

5 thoughts on “7 Reasons Atlanta Needs Google Fiber

  1. Google Fiber in Atlanta would be an excellent idea. However, the current plan would NOT include the very apartment and condo building where most of our students live. This needs to be addressed or people need to stop touting the student benefits of this of opportunity.

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