Today, Google officially announced their intentions to offer super-fast internet to the city of Austin (over 100 times faster than the fasted current internet connection speeds). Google Fiber, as a the system is known, was first offered in Kansas City, and Austin will be only the 2nd city to obtain the new service. Anyone that is interested in obtaining this new service is encouraged to visit https://fiber.google.com/cities/austin to sign up for more information. According to Google, the neighborhoods that show the most interest (through signing up) will be the first to receive access to the new service.
What is Google Fiber?
Google Fiber is a ultra high-speed broadband network that offers Internet connection at 1 gigabit per second. The average Internet connection in the U.S. is 6.7 megabites per second; the Google Fiber connection is up to 1,000 megabites per second, so more than 100 times faster than the typical U.S. connection.
Source: Google Inc.
More on Google Fiber
To request an alert from Google on when you can sign up for Google Fiber, go to:
Source: Austin American Statesman
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