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Google and Austin, Texas, have invited press and business leaders to a joint event in the city, which has some people speculating whether Austin might be the next place to get Google Fiber.
The event, which is to be held this Tuesday at 11 a.m., doesn't specify what will be announced. It simply says that "the City of Austin and Google will make a very important announcement that will have a positive impact on Austinites and the future of the city."


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Arstechnica source is CONFIRMING it
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Local ABC TV affiliate KVUE reports that "multiple sources confirmed to KVUE News that [Tuesday's conference] will be to announce the City is getting Google Fiber high speed Internet."

arstechnica source


My guess is Google Fiber or some sort of office. But I doubt they'd be hush hush about an office or a new complex. I was already planning on moving to Central Texas or North Texas soon anyway if its Google Fiber you can scratch any other destinations and count me in for Austin.
Edited by Darkpriest667 - 4/5/13 at 5:16pm
 
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There is already a campus in Austin, so....
 
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There is already a campus in Austin, so....

so that just pretty much confirms this is a google fiber announcement.
 
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Will there be a live conference again?

PS why can't I post a news post?
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Why can't this be expanded to Dallas.......... frown.gif
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Will be all over the U.S. eventually but don't get your hopes up. They've barley begun to set-up fiber in KCK.
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Will be all over the U.S. eventually but don't get your hopes up. They've barley begun to set-up fiber in KCK.


Thats because KCK is a nightmare logistically. Austin is MUCH tech friendlier and a much newer development as far as city engineering goes. My guess is they could have Gfiber up and running all throughout Austin AND the suburbs in under 5 years. KCK is in the dark ages compared to Austin which is the Silicon Valley of the South.
 
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I'm lovin Austin more and more.
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Originally Posted by Darkpriest667 View Post

I was already planning on moving to Central Texas or North Texas soon anyway if its Google Fiber you can scratch any other destinations and count me in for Austin.


Welcome to Texas! Both DFW and Austin have been treating me very well biggrin.gif
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I'm lovin Austin more and more.
Welcome to Texas! Both DFW and Austin have been treating me very well biggrin.gif

Agreed. Welcome! I moved from Dallas to Austin a couple years ago and am enjoying every minute of it. I would love to get rid of TWC if/when this becomes available.
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Originally Posted by brucethemoose View Post

I'm lovin Austin more and more.
Welcome to Texas! Both DFW and Austin have been treating me very well biggrin.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gohan_Nightwing View Post

Agreed. Welcome! I moved from Dallas to Austin a couple years ago and am enjoying every minute of it. I would love to get rid of TWC if/when this becomes available.

Um welcome to Texas? Guys I was born in Amarillo LOL. I go to Austin pretty regularly. I have conversations longer than just a photo op with Michael Dell. I'd be working for him right now if I didn't have this stupid philosophy of "what I do with my life should equate more than making money." My best friend is their senior technical analyst LOL we've been harping on the engineering department for YEARS to redesign their OEM motherboards.
 
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