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Google made the same announcement today

Google isn't the only one speeding up internet access in the Lone Star state. AT&T has announced that it will build a 1 gigabit fiber network in Austin, Texas as well. 

AT&T will deliver speeds up to 1 gigabit per second in Austin as part of its Project VIP expansion of broadband access. 

“Most encouraging is the recognition by government officials that policies which eliminate unnecessary regulation, lower costs and speed infrastructure deployment, can be a meaningful catalyst to additional investment in advanced networks which drives employment and economic growth,” said Randall Stephenson, AT&T chairman and CEO. 

It is unclear exactly when the faster speeds will launch in the city. 

Before AT&T broke its news, Google confirmed its plans to bring Google Fiber to Austin

"Our goal is to start connecting homes in Austin by mid-2014," said Google. "Customers there will have a similar choice of products as 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."

Source: AT&T

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By wwwcd on 4/10/2013 5:11:13 AM , Rating: 2
In Bugaria 1Gb/s on copper or fiber is something ordinary. We have network and on split of many 10Gb/s connections and soon will make 100GbE ring. In USA this is brand new. USA is in tecknology regres. They stay in stone age. Your greath oligarh and monopol companies make you for fool ang give many of your money for rubbish or for nothing ;)

By ShieTar on 4/10/2013 6:40:16 AM , Rating: 2
I'm sure you meant Bulgaria, and Mb/s instead of Gb/s, and I am rather sure that nobody plans to build all of Bulgaria into a ring network, but other than that you actually have a point. Just no understanding of how to type or have a technically useful conversation.

But our big companies (I'm German, but in this regard that's basically the same as the US) do indeed "make us for fool".

On the plus side, all of the Bulgarian Internet is made out of German, French and American hardware, and our engineers are making salaries worth a dozen Bulgarian jobs building them.

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