Need more confirmation that Google really likes North Carolina and the Triangle for a Google Fiber network?

The Internet giant has filed legal paperwork in N.C. for “Google Fiber North Carolina LLC.”

The filing lists the Google Fiber mailing address as 327 Hillsborough Street. The law firm Hatch Little & Bunn is based at that address.

However, a Raleigh attorney who has worked for years on technology startups, said the significance of forming an LLC should not be overstated.

“I think in means that Google wants the media to write about Google,” said Jim Verdonik, who works at Ward and Smith, P.A. The filing is not something he sees as a “measure of Google’s commitment” to any North Carolina projects.

“I could form an LLC online today by simply filing a one page document and paying the filing fee,” he explained.

“It’s easier and less expensive than buying your teenage daughter a Christmas present.”

Through a spokesperson, Google Fiber won’t comment on possible deployments other than to reiterate a new round of network deployment decisions is expected before the end of the year.

Google Fiber has been negotiating agreements with various local governments over the past several months for rights-of-way access and placement of so-called “fiber huts” to house equipment. 

if Google chooses the Triangle, it will face competition from AT&T, which is building the North Carolina Next Generation Network, and Frontier, which is rolling out fiber in the city of Durham and Durham County.

Google Fiber launched service in Austin, Texas, on Monday.

Plus, a Google Fiber executive scheduled to speak at a fiber conference in Raleigh next week, declined an interview request from WRAL TechWire.

However, a legal paper trail has begun forming with the filing on Nov. 13 at the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State.

The Triangle is one of eight potential markets for Google Fiber that the company announced in February. Other targets include:Charlotte; Atlanta; Nashville; San Antonio; Phoenix; Salt Lake City; San Jose, Calif., and Portland, Ore.

Google’s filing

Here’s the filing:

Corporate Names

Legal: Google Fiber North Carolina, LLC

Limited Liability Company Information

SosId: 1411782

Status: Current-Active

Annual Report Status: Current

Citizenship: Domestic

Date Formed: 11/13/2014

Fiscal Month:

State of Incorporation:

Registered Agent: Corporation Service Company

Corporate Addresses

Reg Office: 327 Hillsborough Street

Raleigh, NC 27603

Reg Mailing: 327 Hillsborough Street

Raleigh, NC 27603