By the Kent Redding Group
AUSTIN, TX. – Want another reason to move to Austin TX? The answer is Google Fiber. It’s one of the fastest ways to connect to the Internet in the world and Google recently announced that they are expanding their network in Austin to include many Southeast Austin neighborhoods.
About Google Fiber
Google Fiber is part of the Access division of Alphabet Inc. It provides fiber-to-the-premises service in the United States, providing broadband Internet and IPTV to a small and slowly increasing number of locations.I n mid-2016, Google Fiber had 68,715 television subscribers and was estimated to have about 453,000 broadband customers.
The service was first introduced to the Kansas City metropolitan area, including 20 Kansas City area suburbs within the first 3 years. Initially proposed as an experimental project, Google Fiber was announced as a viable business model on December 12, 2012, when Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt stated "It's actually not an experiment, we're actually running it as a business," at the New York Times' DealBook Conference.
Google Fiber announced expansion to Austin, Texas, and Provo, Utah, in April 2013, and subsequent expansions in 2014 and 2015 to Atlanta, Charlotte, the Triangle, Nashville, Salt Lake City, and San Antonio.
On August 10, 2015, Google announced its intention to restructure the company moving less central services and products into a new umbrella corporation, Alphabet Inc. As part of this restructuring plan, Google Fiber would become a subsidiary of Alphabet and may become part of the Access and Energy business unit. In October 2016, all expansion plans were put on hold and some jobs were cut.Google Fiber will continue to provide service in the cities where it is already installed.
Google Fiber In Austin
Are you excited about Google fiber? Regardless if you use the internet for gaming, staying connected with family or working from home, it’s bound to be another great reason many people will move to Austin in the next year.
Officials are alerting South Austin residents living along Brodie Lane, Manchaca Road and Interstate 35 south of Slaughter Lane they are now able to sign up for the service. The areas have been added to the South Austin service area. Those signing up before the end of October will be priorities for installation, officials said.
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