Apr 5, 2013

Google Fibre May Be Coming To Austin Texas Next

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Google and the city of Austin Texas have announced a press conference for Tuesday April 9th, but haven't said what it's about. Neither Austin, nor Google are giving specifics which many are taking as a sign that Austin will be the next city to receive Google's high-speed Gigabit fibre broadband service.

Google installed their fibre service in Kansas City last year in July, and have said that they planned on expanding the service to other cities.

From CNet:

Google and Austin, Texas, have invited press and business leaders to a joint event in the city, which has some people speculating whether Austin might be the next place to get Google Fiber. 
The event, which is to be held this Tuesday at 11 a.m., doesn't specify what will be announced. It simply says that "the City of Austin and Google will make a very important announcement that will have a positive impact on Austinites and the future of the city." 
Austin city officials are mum on the news. And Google public relations representatives have declined to comment. 
...Austin was supposedly high on the list of potential cities to get Google Fiber when Google was first evaluating places to deploy the service, according to GigaOm. And it makes sense. Austin is a tech-savvy city that also serves as the home of a major university. Several large technology companies have offices nearby, including Dell, Samsung, and Intel. And the city also has a vibrant technology startup scene, not to mention the fact that it hosts the annual SXSW technology and music festival.
Do you live in Austin? What do you think of this news? Are you excited? Let us know in the comments.

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