Rumor: Google Fiber is coming to Austin

Credit: Google

Austin, Texas, home of enormous sunflowers and tiny food trucks, will reportedly be the newest city to enjoy Google’s ultra-fast Internet service Google Fiber.

The broadband internet network might be fast (100 times faster than anything currently in Austin), but it’s been moving slowly across the ole U.S. of A. Its first appearance was in the twin cities of Kansas City and Kansas City. Since then, it's spread glacially in the areas around those two cities.

The Midwest testing ground proved successful, as Google’s now expanding Fiber. Austin city officials seem excited at the prospect, especially since the new Internet speeds could drive more start-ups into the already start-up-centric city.

Expect the official announcement on Tuesday.

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