Google Fiber Headed to Austin, Texas


0  Updated at 1:58 pm, April 9th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
Share This Story

John Lamb/Getty(NEW YORK) — Texas’ capital city will be the second city to get Google’s ultra-fast home Internet service.

Calling Austin “a mecca for creativity and entrepreneurialism, with thriving artistic and tech communities, as well as the University of Texas and its new medical research hospital,” Google said in a blog post Tuesday it believes the city “will do amazing things with gigabit access, and we feel very privileged to have been welcomed to their community.”

The fiber optic network reaches speeds about 100 times faster than typical cable Internet service and costs about $70 a month.

Kansas City was the first city to receive access to Google’s high-speed network.

Google says it plans to start connecting homes in Austin by mid-2014.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

Stories You May Be Interested In:

Those who love all things yarn connect in east Idaho

17 Sep 2017

Carrie Snider,

New home furnishing store coming to Ammon area

11 Sep 2017

Paul Menser, Bizmojo Idaho

Nerf guns can pose serious eye risk, doctors warn

19 Sep 2017

Puja Bhattacharjee, CNN

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *