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Austin’s got next on Google Fiber

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 1:24pm
Associated Press

Google Inc. says tech-savvy Austin will be the next city to receive the search giant's ultra-fast Internet service starting next year.

Google on Tuesday did not reveal how much Austin customers will pay for Google Fiber. The gigabit Internet service is about 100 times faster than a basic cable modem.

Last summer, Kansas City became the first metro area in the U.S. to receive Google Fiber. Customers there pay $70 a month for the top-speed connection.

Milo Medin, who heads up Google Fiber, says the company will begin identifying Austin neighborhoods to install the service in 2014.

In Austin, Google will compete against Time Warner Cable, like it’s currently doing in Kansas City, and AT&T.  

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