Google Fiber gig to AustinGoogle Fiber gig to Austinhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=77072013-04-11T13:02:00Z2013-04-11T13:00:00Z

AUSTIN - Austin is set to be the second city in the U.S. to receive the Google Fiber technology. Work is set to begin immediately on the infrastructure needed for the Fiber network, and the first homes to be connected in mid-2014.

Google Fiber's Gigabit Internet connection will be about 100 times faster than what is available today. For comparison, broadband Internet was about 100 times faster when it started than a dial-up modem.

Austin was one of more than 1,100 communities that applied in 2011 to be the first city to receive the Google Fiber technology. Kansas City ended up being the first city chosen.

Google will provide free broadband Internet, which will have average Internet speed, for at least seven years for customers who pay a $300 construction fee. Google will also connect select public institutions to Gigabit access for free.

Google will build the network in the neighborhoods, which will also be known as fiberhoods, where enough people sign up to make it feasible.

Community Impact Newspaper
Austin-Round Rock
Infrastructure & Transportation
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