[Updated] Google Fiber is Un-Officially Rolling Out to Austin, Texas

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  1. dgstorm

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    Update: The below document was sent out as a dummy press release in case Google made the Google Fiber in Austin, TX official announcement. The original source did not make this clear, so this news is technically not officially confirmed and we updated this story. We will keep you posted if an actual official launch is announced.

    Over the weekend there was some speculation that Google would announced bringing their Google Fiber Broadband service to Austin, TX. The speculation may be right. The 1Gbps Internet service and Fiber-based TV will likely be making its way to the tech-mecca of Texas. Here's the un-official press statement from Gig.U:

    The source of this info didn't share the most important detail regarding this, and that is "when" it will be coming, but at least folks in Austin know they may be next on the list. Stay tuned for more details.

    Source: Gig.U | The University Community Next Generation Innovation Network
     
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    Why couldn't they release it where they started here in the Bay Area dangit!
     
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    Thats my question too. I'm not located near them, but why there. I have a feeling its all about volume of customers. Perhaps its still in testing phases and they couldn't handle the bay area load.
     
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    It is still in it's infancy stages, it will take quite some time before you see it in heavily congested areas. Reminds me of Verizon Fios, took them a few years before they got it rolling into heavily congested areas.
     
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    Ugh i wish they would bring it here to California but the main reason they dont is state laws and the needed infrastructure is not there. If its going to cost them a lot of money to put in the fiber lines and if it gets in the way of laws in place prohibiting google to add lines in certain ways they need to, they just avoid those states/cities at least for the time being. Usually places who already have fiber installations or underground built cables and so forth would be the ones in line to get it sooner than the ones which dont. Least thats what ive been told.
     
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    yup, local and state politics are what hindered Verizon in many states. I can only assume that's the case with Google Fiber.
     
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    I know right? I live like 15 minutes away from Google HQ :nerd:
     
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    Seriously. The least they could do is have a center where we can demo it:p
     
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    I agree. :p
     
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    Goodbye Time Warner is all I can say.
     
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    I am happy to see it rolling out, however I know it wont hit my area of New York anytime soon.

    I think the idea of this was to give high speed to areas that do not already have it, no? so ya we have a long time to wait.
     
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    I hope this comes to Bama.
     
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