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Google Fiber Could be Heading to Austin

April 5, 2013

By Gilbert Falso :: 8:32 PM

Google fiber announcement in Austin.Google’s high-speed Internet service, Google Fiber is currently available in Kansas City, KS, and soon coming to Olathe, KS. Now, sources close to Google and the city of Austin, TX, report that the superfast Internet speeds of Google Fiber may soon be announced for Austin.

Both Google and the city have sent out invitations to a press conference next week in Austin. Although the invites do not describe the nature of the press conference, many believe that it will be an announcement of the selection of Austin as the next city to receive Google Fiber service.

Austin is a likely candidate for the gigabit Internet service due to the high concentration of tech companies that have settled in the city, as well as its yearly hosting of the SXSW Interactive conference, a mecca for all things tech and Internet-related.

The city also participated in the competition to be the test city for Google to roll out the service to first, but that title eventually went to Kansas City, instead.

Below is the full text of the joint Austin/Google invitation:

On Tuesday, April 9, at 11 a.m., the City of Austin and Google will make a very important announcement that will have a positive impact on Austinites and the future of the city. We anticipate more than 100 community leaders and elected officials to be in attendance to celebrate this announcement. The event invitation is attached for your convenience. Although we cannot share the details of the announcement with you in advance, we know readers will want to learn more, so we encourage you to join us on Tuesday.