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Google Fiber Coming to Austin

The Texas capitol is getting a huge boost in embracing the technology of the future!

 src= announced last week that Google Fiber, the company’s gigabit Internet service and digital cable package, is coming to Austin in 2014. Google Fiber provides customers with broadband Internet speeds of one gigabit per second, roughly 100 times faster than the average U.S. connection!

Connected Texas Executive Director, Don Shirley, attended the official announcement. “Connected Texas congratulates the Austin community and its leaders for aggressively pursuing world-class broadband, which directly led to their selection as the next community for Google Fiber,” said Shirley. “Connected Texas looks forward to helping every community in the state leverage Austin’s example and secure better broadband for their residents, businesses and community institutions.”

REPLACE_THIS_TEXT_WITH_OPENING_IMAGE_TAG alt="" src="" style="width: 125px; height: 146px; margin: 5px; float: left;" title="">To get an idea of what Google Fiber will cost customers, the super-fast one-gigabit Internet service is offered in Kansas City for $70 per month, and the top bundle, which includes Google’s TV service, costs $120 per month.

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