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Google Fiber: next stop, San Antonio
We haven’t heard much from Google Fiber since last January, when 4 new markets were added to the list, but this doesn’t mean the team is slowing down. The Search Giant has just announced a new market will get its super fast gigabit internet – San Antonio, Texas.
This is not much to celebrate for the vast majority of us, but our fellow San Antonio techies will be glad to hear this. This market holds 1.4 million residents and is said to be one of the largest and fastest growing cities in the country. Google aims to push the industry further by offering its internet/TV services, which are both outstanding and amazingly affordable. It’s actually free for some, and even if you don’t opt for the 5 Mbps, $70 a month for 1 Gbps is insanely cheap!
Regardless, it will still be a while before we see Google Fiber actually launching in San Antonio, as they have yet to enter the design phases.
“We’ll work closely with city leaders over the next several months to plan the layout of over 4,000 miles of fiber-optic cables—enough to stretch to Canada and back—across the metro area.” -Mark Strama, Head of Google Fiber, Texas
Today we can honestly say Texans are very lucky. One of the first markets to get access to Google’s internet services was Austin, and now its neighbor is being blessed by what could be the best internet provider in the country. Meanwhile, California, Google’s home state, is still struggling to get in on the action! I suppose we can’t do anything but continue to wait. Interested in learning about the markets where Google Fiber is available? Here’s a neat map with all the details.
So – are any of you looking to get Google Fiber once it becomes available in San Antonio? How many of you have already been enjoying it? Hit the comments and share your thoughts with us!