Yesterday, Google announced that they would be bringing their highly popular service, Google Fiber, to Austin, Texas. According to Google, they will begin providing the service to residents in mid-2014. They will offering both Kansas and Austin residents free 7MB download speed internet for free if they pay the installation fee.
The following is an excerpt of what Google had to say about the announcement – more can be read in the official blog post:
“Our goal is to start connecting homes in Austin by mid-2014. Customers there will have a similar choice of productsas our customers in Kansas City: Gigabit Internet or Gigabit Internet plus our Google Fiber TV service with nearly 200 HD TV channels. We’re still working out pricing details, but we expect them to be roughly similar to Kansas City. Also, as in Kansas City, we’re going to offer customers a free Internet connection at 5 mbps for 7 years, provided they pay a one-time construction fee. We’re also planning to connect many public institutions as we build in Austin— schools, hospitals, community centers, etc. — at a gigabit for no charge. If you live in Austin and want to sign up for more information, please visit our website.”