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Google Fiber Could Be Expanding to Austin, Texas

by Brandon Russell | April 5, 2013April 5, 2013 4:30 pm PDT

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Google has been actively expanding the reach of its Fiber network, and accessibility will get even wider as early as next week. According to VentureBeat, the search giant has sent out invites for April 9 hinting at expansion into Austin, Texas, a new frontier for the company’s gigabit Internet in addition to markets in Kansas.

Per Google’s invite for the event, the company says the changes incoming “will have a positive impact on Austinites and the future of the city.” Austin, incidentally, has been a big supporter of Google Fiber, and even lobbied to be a test city before the network initially rolled out—Kansas City eventually won that bid. The Texas city, too, is home to tech companies such as Dell, Texas Instruments, Samsung, IBM, AMD, Intel and others, so residents should by now be familiar with the bleeding edge of the industry.

Google has repeatedly expressed interest in pursuing Fiber as a real business, so it’s no surprise to see the network possibly being introduced to newer markets. In March, Google brought Fiber to Olathe, Kansas, in addition to its presence in Kansas City, underlying expansion efforts throughout the U.S. Right now, it’s not much, but every new market is certainly welcome, and gives hope for even wider availability.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...