McCrory to attend Google announcement in Raleigh on Tuesday

All indications are that the Google has chosen the Triangle to be one of the markets where it will expand its Google Fiber high-speed Internet service.

Members of the media have been invited to join Gov. Pat McCrory, local leaders and Google for a news conference Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History “to hear more about what’s in store for our community.”

A similar event is scheduled to take place in Charlotte at the same time.

The Wall Street Journal also reported late Monday, citing two people familiar with the matter, that Google will announce plans to expand Google Fiber in to four new markets: The Triangle, Charlotte, Nashville, Tenn. and Atlanta.

Google announced last February that it had picked the Triangle as one of nine metropolitan areas where it next hoped to deploy its Google Fiber networks. In December, the company said it would update cities on its plans early this year.

Google first built a fiber network in Kansas City, has bought an existing one in Provo, Utah, and has started offering service in Austin, Texas.