Google Fiber's Next Stop is San Antonio, Its Largest City Yet

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It's official – Google Fiber's next stop is San Antonio.

This will be the biggest city to which Google's brought its high-speed internet.

According to Google, the Fiber installation will require over 4,000 miles of cable.

"From starting Bexar BiblioTech, the first all-digital public library in the U.S., to being named a leading city in cybersecurity, San Antonio has developed a thriving tech landscape. Hundreds of startups have found their home in the Alamo City through collaborative workspaces and accelerators like Geekdom and Cafe Commerce. Moreover, San Antonio’s recent selection for President Obama’s Tech Hire and Connect Home initiatives will help create a pipeline of tech jobs and narrow the digital divide. With speeds up to 1,000Mbps, compared to the U.S. average of just 12Mbps (Akamai, Q1 2015), Google Fiber will further fuel the city’s growth," says Texas Google Fiber head Mark Strama.

In January, Google announced Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, and Nashville as next stops for Fiber. In March, Salt Lake City got the nod.

As of today, Fiber is up and running in Kansas City, Provo, Utah, and Austin.

"Kansas City, Provo, and fellow Texas tech-hub Austin have already shown what’s possible when growing cities and businesses have access to gigabit internet. In the homes of those using Google Fiber, families spend less time arguing over bandwidth, and more time surfing the web," he said.

Josh Wolford
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