Austin has long been known as a high-tech city, and it’s one of the many reasons I have loved living here for over 20 years. Earlier this week, the technology news just got better: Google Fiber is coming to Austin! We’ll soon be joining Kansas City with access to 1Gbps symmetric bandwidth. For customers that don’t need that level of performance, they can opt for paying a one-time (or one-year) installation cost for free Internet access from there on.
If you live in Austin, you can visit the Google Fiber Austin page to sign up for more information (when it’s available). Now, comes the hard part: The wait until the service is available in my area (in Central Austin). Estimates so far indicate that it will be at least another year before that happens. Still, it’s good to know that this kind of connectivity is on its way!