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Google Fiber Broadband Service Nearly Ready in Austin, Texas

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By    |   Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 06:18 PM

Google Fiber will be available in Austin, Texas, in a few months, just a little behind Google’s original schedule for expanding its super-fast Internet service.

Households will be able to sign up in December, a Google spokesperson told The Wall Street Journal, with the focus for service being in the south and southeastern parts of the city.

In a September article on its Google Fiber blog, the company said it was working hard on putting in 3,000 miles of fiber optic cables in Austin.

“Underground or in the air, pardon our dust — in order to bring Google Fiber to a city, a whole lot of heavy lifting has to happen!” the blog said. “We are working to build our fiber network in Austin with as much efficiency and as little disruption as possible, but this size of a construction effort is bound to affect a few Austinites day-to-day.”

Google Fiber currently is available in Kansas City, Missouri, and Provo, Utah.

The WSJ said Google isn’t releasing yet how much the Austin service will cost, but said it will likely be similar to Kansas City costs.

In Kansas City, users can choose from a TV/Internet package for $120 a month, Internet by itself for $70 a month, or a slower Internet for a $300 installation fee and then no cost for seven years.

The company plans to use the same signup process in Austin as it did in Kansas City, the WSJ said. By paying a $10 fee, neighborhood residents could pre-register online and if enough households did so (usually 5 to 25 percent), the area would be connected.

As word of Google Fiber’s imminent arrival in Austin spread, people went online to enter their pleas for the company to come to their cities.



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