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.
Add magic to your living space with these string lights
String lights add personality and soft light to your living space. Here are some of the best.
Disguise your little one with the help of a themed costume
From avocado halves to hoppy bunnies, costumes speak to every child's unique spirit. And we've collected our favorite options.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra's Space Zoom camera is amazing and a bit creepy
The Galaxy S20 Ultra supports up to 100X zoom, which Samsung calls Space Zoom, but is it any good? Can a phone really product usable photos at 100x zoom? We've got our Galaxy S20 Ultra already so join us to find out!
Go bird watching with these excellent binoculars
A quality pair of binoculars lets you look down the hiking trail, or spot that bird you've been searching for! These are the best.