Milo Medin, the VP of Google Fiber, has confirmed that Google Fiber is coming to Austin, Texas. Around two years ago, Google Fiber first arrived in Kansas City. Ever since November, Google Fiber has been connecting homes to gigabit Internet, which is 100 times faster than today’s average broadband speeds.
Mayor Lee Leffing was pleased to welcome Google Fiber to the city. Austin, Texas is home to many tech communities and the University of Texas.
The goal for Google Fiber is to connect homes in Austin by mid-2014. The Texas customers will have a similar choice of products as customers that are in Kansas City: Gigabit Internet or the Gigabit Internet plus Google Fiber TV service with around 200 HD TV channels. The prices will likely be similar to what it will cost for Kansas City customers.
Customers will be offered a free Internet connection at 5Mbps for 7 years assuming that they pay a one-time construction fee. Google Fiber will be connect to many public institutions such as schools, hospitals, and community centers for no charge.
For more details, visit the Google Fiber website.