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+ - The Next Big Fiber Showdown: Austin->

Submitted by Nerval's Lobster
Nerval's Lobster (2598977) writes "Google might have big plans to wire America with high-speed broadband, but at least one carrier isn’t willing to let Google Fiber have a free run: AT&T has announced that it will deploy a “100 percent fiber” network in Austin, Texas, capable of delivering speeds of up to 1GB per second. That location is auspicious, given how Google’s already decided to make Austin the next city to receive Google Fiber. Whereas Google plans on connecting Austin households to its network in mid-2014, however, AT&T promises to start deploying its own high-speed solution in December. But there’s a few significant catches. First, AT&T’s service will initially roll out to “tens of thousands of customer locations throughout Austin” (according to a press release), which is a mere fraction of the city’s 842,592 residents; second, AT&T has offered no roadmap for expanding beyond that initial base; and third, despite promises that the service will roll out in December, the carrier has yet to choose the initial neighborhoods for its expansion. Could this be a case of a carrier freaking out about a new company's potential to disrupt its longtime business?"
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