Google announced as far back as April that it would be launching Google Fiber in Austin, Texas. In October, the company revealed it would launch in December.
Well, guess what. December is here, and Google just announced that it is now accepting signups in the city.
That includes businesses. In a blog post, Google writes:
Access to abundant, super fast Internet can open up new opportunity for communities — and from the day we announced our plans to build in Austin, the city has embraced the possibilities that will come from Internet that’s up to 100 times faster than today’s average speeds. Today we’re kicking off Google Fiber signups for Austinites, their neighbors, and local small businesses in the South and Southeast areas of the city. This is just the beginning. We’ll be opening new areas of the city for signups on an ongoing basis, and we hope to bring Fiber to every neighborhood in Austin that wants it.
Whether you’re in a home, apartment, or a small business, you’ll notice that getting Google Fiber is a little different. We don’t choose which areas get Fiber — you and your neighbors do. Last year I shared an early look at how this will work; now you’ll be able to see this process live so that you know how many more people need to sign up in order to bring Fiber to your neighborhood. For Austinites in neighborhoods (or ‘fiberhoods’ as we call them) that are open for signups, you can choose one of three Google Fiber plans.
If you’re in the city, and looking for an apartment to rent where you can take advantage of Google Fiber, Google has an apartment finder service available here.
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