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Google Fiber Heading to Austin Next; Announcement Expected Next Week

April 5, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Who wants some Google Fiber? On second thought that was a dumb question, we all want some Fiber. For those that don’t know what Google Fiber is, it’s Google’s adventure into being an ISP. Google Fiber offers 1GBPS download and 1GBPS upload. So it’s definitely something we all want. Google Fiber is currently only available in Kansas City.

Today, the City of Austin sent out a bunch of invitations to an event next week, but they declined to provide details on what they’d be announcing. City officials are staying quiet, there are sources saying that the announcement could involve expanding Google Fiber. But the announcement could be plans for a new Austin-based Google campus or even some partnerships to involve the city with a new Google service. While we don’t know for sure what will be announced but we do know it’s good news for the city of Austin.

Here’s what the invitation says:

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.

It’ll be definitely exciting to see what Austin and Google announce on Tuesday at 11am. If it’s Google Fiber, those of you in Austin can expect some hate mail and threats from those of us waiting for Google Fiber. So how important is Google Fiber for the area? Well since it’s been put into Kansas City the city has seen a big increase in new tech startups in the area. Now Austin already has a pretty robust  startup culture and is home to a bunch of other tech companies like Dell, National Instruments, Intel, Apple’s call center, Samsung and many others.

So Austin is a pretty big tech city, so we’ll keep an eye on this on Tuesday to see if it’s actually Google Fiber coming to Austin. How many of our readers are living in Austin, TX? Are you excited for some Google Fiber? Let us know in the comments down below.