Austin named as second city to get Google Fiber broadband
Together with Kansas City, Austin will be the site of a Google Fiber network 100 times faster than the average broadband.
Last year, Google announced that Kansas City would be the first city to host Google Fiber, a fiber-optic network said to be a hundred times faster than a traditional broadband connection. This week, the Mountain View giant confirmed that it had selected a second city for the program: Austin, Texas.
Austin, Google's Milo Medin wrote in a post on the Google Fiber blog, is "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. We’re sure these folks will do amazing things with gigabit access, and we feel very privileged to have been welcomed to their community," Mr. Medin added.
No word on exactly when the Fiber network in Austin would be implemented, but if you live in the city, and you'd like to be included in the early push, you can sign up for updates here.