Go, Kindred: Home health market in quick expansion; lightning-fast Google Fiber nears a done Louisville deal

A news summary, focused on big employers; updated at 2:01 p.m.

Google Fiber map
Google Fiber cities: Louisville is potential (gray); current (blue); upcoming (purple).

KINDRED: The global home health market will expand rapidly in the next four years, according to newly released research (Home Health Care News).

BROWN-FORMAN: Asia-Pacific Marketing Director Michael McShane recalls the worst time he ever got lost traveling on business: New Orleans. “I was so excited to be in this famous city, that I went out exploring without my hotel key and promptly forgot where I was staying” (Financial Review).

TACO BELL: Employees in Brunswick, Ohio, called police at 3 a.m. Friday to report a drunken driver in a white Ford Taurus in the restaurant’s drive-thru. Police pulled the man over a short time later (Cleveland).

In other news, Louisville now looks like the next city to get super high-speed Internet service from Google Fiber. The Metro Council is set to pass a crucial ordinance Thursday, giving the search giant a franchise to continue to the next stage of installation. Service could become available in the fall. The service would provide speeds up to 100 times faster than conventional broadband (Courier-Journal). On Google Fiber’s website, Louisville is shown as “potential.” The service is already available in Atlanta, Kansas City, Nashville and Provo, Utah.

Meanwhile, AT&T this week started imposing higher rates for customers using large volumes of data — and customers aren’t happy (Courier-Journal, too). Boulevard adds: way to not compete with Google Fiber.

U.S. stocks jumped less than an hour into trading, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and other indices all up more than 1%. Big employer shares in Boulevard’s stock portfolio were all higher, too (Google Finance).

Map, top: Google Fiber.

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