AT&T this week announced plans to offer super-fast internet service to Atlanta and three other cities in Georgia. Comcast and Google are also thinking about offering a similar service.
But does Atlanta really need it? And if so, will Atlanta’s sprawled-out geography affect the roll-out?
AT&T says Atlanta, Decatur, Sandy Springs, and Newnan will be the first to get the super-fast internet service. It allows a user to download a TV show in less than three seconds and an HD movie in about half a minute.
Congestion continues to be a major issue in Atlanta. And as the region’s population grows, transit experts say it could get worse. The Atlanta Regional Commission predicts by the year 2040, the Atlanta metro area will have 1.5 million more jobs. Those are among the reasons developers are building with the “carless commute” in mind.
35-year-old Jayma Koval lives in Lake Claire. Rather than get in a car, she rides MARTA daily from the Candler Park/Edgewood station to her job in Midtown Atlanta.
If the Pink Pony wants to remain a totally nude strip club that sells alcohol it will have to relocate. That’s based on a Georgia Supreme Court ruling Monday in favor of the city of Brookhaven. In the ruling, the court upheld a lower court decision dismissing the lawsuit. The strip club sued Brookhaven after the newly created city passed a law last year prohibiting completely naked dancing combined with alcohol.
It’s early October... but many retailers already have the holidays on their minds.
That's because there were a lot of Americans who didn't get their Christmas presents on time last year.
Mother Nature was partly to blame for those problems.
“There was a perfect storm, no pun intended. A short calendar and a terrible winter, of course, made the situation a lot harder for retailers and their business partners,” says National Retail Federation spokeswoman Kathy Grannis.
However, there was another big reason for late deliveries.
On Thursday, September 25, 2014, the state Labor Department announced the unemployment rate in metro Atlanta ticked up a tenth of one percent from July to August, to 8%. Meanwhile, the state of Georgia has the highest unemployment rate of any state in the nation, at 8.1%. Yet, other measures show Georgia is among the nation's leaders in creating new jobs. So can both of these seemingly contradictory measures be true? To sort it out, WABE's Denis O'Hayer spoke with Dr.
Georgia gas prices are down for the seventh week in a row, and analysts say they are likely to keep going down.
We are currently enjoying the highest level of domestic oil production in 25 years, and that is the main reason prices at the pump are plummeting according to AAA’s Josh Carrasco. “That, and in the fall time, we generally see less people traveling, and that tends to drive the price down,” said Carrasco. “Also we’ve switched over to winter blends which are cheaper for refineries to produce.”
Dene Oliver, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, and former Atlanta mayor and current president of Buckhead Coalition, Inc., Sam Massell, pose for cameras before installing a commemorative brick at Buckhead Atlanta.
On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, state and local business and political leaders joined officials of the Atlanta Braves at the groundbreaking for the new Braves stadium in Cobb County.
At the ceremony, team officials announced they had sealed a 25-year deal with Atlanta-based SunTrust Banks for the naming rights to the new ballpark. It's the latest in a string of deals sports teams have made with big companies for the rights to put the companies' names on the teams' stadiums.
The report finds the pilot and co-pilot maintained an “unstable approach” as they attempted to land. Pilots also failed to properly monitor altitude, the NTSB says. Together, those factors caused the Airbus A-300 to crash off Birmingham’s runway 18, killing both crew members.
Today, the news agency Reuters reported Atlanta-based retailer The Home Depot has been in contact with the U.S. Secret Service about the potential security breach of its customers’ credit card information.
When asked to confirm the Reuters report, a company spokeswoman told WABE The Home Depot is not doing any interviews at this point. The spokeswoman referred back to the company’s statement, which it updated late yesterday.
A groundbreaking ceremony for a more than one million square foot distribution center for Kroger took place Tuesday on a former army base in Forest Park. State and local leaders say it’s the first step to turning the Fort Gillem property into a major distribution hub for the metro area and the Southeast.
Rain poured as state lawmakers, local leaders, Kroger executives and Governor Nathan Deal gathered at the former army base for the groundbreaking. Governor Deal said locating the center on the more than 1,000 acre Fort Gillem property is a major accomplishment.
The Georgia Chamber is in favor of including the Atlantic Continental Shelf in the U.S. Interior Department's five-year lease plan for oil and natural gas between 2017 and 2022. The Atlantic Continental Shelf includes the area off Georgia’s coast and has been closed to offshore drilling and exploration for more than 30 years.