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Google Fiber high speed internet set to hit Austin in 2014

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By Stephen Lepitak, -

April 10, 2013 | 2 min read

Google has announced that it is to bring its super-fast internet access to Austin, Texas.

The company, which initially rolled out Google Fiber in Kansas City in November to test and display super-fast internet, says it is 100 times faster than the average broadband performance and will be connected to homes in Austin from the middle of 2014.

Announcing the plan in a blog-post, Milo Medin, vice president of Google Fiber explained that the roll out would offer a similar choice of products to that in Kansas City: Gigabit Internet and Google Fiber TV with nearly 200 HD channels.

He also revealed that customers in Kansas City would be offered a free internet connection at five mbps for the next seven years with a one-time ‘construction fee’.

“We believe the Internet’s next chapter will be built on gigabit speeds, and we hope this new Google Fiber city will inspire communities across America to think about what ultrafast connectivity could mean for them,” added Medin.

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