Mayor Ivy Taylor announced Wednesday that Google Fiber will be coming to the Alamo City, bringing with it a fiberoptic network 100 times faster than the average Internet currently being used in the city.
Although the announcement came a little bit later than hoped for, it is a definite positive for the city. The fast-speed gig-network will allow customers to download HD movies or hundreds of songs in just a matter of seconds.
Mark Strama, head of Google Fiber Austin, said they will be deploying the process of moving Fiber into the city as quickly and efficiently as possible, but it will likely unfold over the next couple or few years.
"It is a major construction project," Strama said. "That is one of the reasons we've spent so much time in the due diligence phase."
However, Strama said while they are completing construction, they will stagger the service, meaning they will roll out the service to one neighborhood while still working on the next.
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