Report: Google Fiber Coming to Austin, Texas
April 8, 2013 9:36 AM
Could be fiber, could be something else altogether
When Google first started to experiment with fiber-optic internet service it put out proposals to have cities around the country vie for the opportunity to have service first. Ultimately, Kansas City was chosen as the location to get the
first Google Fiber installations
Reports have now surfaced that indicate that Google and the city of Austin have sent out a number of invitations to an event that will be held next week. Sources have told
that the event could involve the expansion of
However, there is some indication that the announcement could be for the opening of a Google campus in Austin. There is also a chance that this could be nothing more than the city of Austin choosing Google for some software project.
The invitation reads:
On Tuesday, April 9, at 11 a.m., 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. We anticipate more than 100 community leaders and elected officials to be in attendance to celebrate this announcement. The event invitation is attached for your convenience. Although we cannot share the details of the announcement with you in advance, we know readers will want to learn more, so we encourage you to join us on Tuesday.
Austin would be an excellent place for Google to trial its Google Fiber service. Austin has a number of major high-tech industries in place already. Austin is also working hard to lure new technology companies and startups to the area. Being able to offer incredibly fast fiber-optic internet from Google would only bolster the attractiveness of the Texas state capital to businesses.
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