Press invites have already been sent out jointly by the City of Austin and Google, as both of them have a very important announcement to make. Reports from several media outlets point to a possible expansion of Google Fiber to Austin. Though it has not been confirmed by Google, there’s no doubt that the announcement isn’t related to the expansion of Google Fiber in Austin. A blog post by the company meant to be published after the announcement went up late last night, while it was incomplete, it did confirm Google and the City of Austin’s plans. A local network news affiliate also confirmed the expansion announcement, which will be made on Tuesday.
It is about time that Fiber is being rolled out to Austin. The city had campaigned to become the test city for this service, but Kansas City became the ultimate choice. Recently the company announced that they’ll be expanding Google Fiber to Olathe, Kansas which is more than 20 miles from Kansas City. Austin is a very vibrant city with many startups and offices of big technology companies such as IBM, Intel, AMD and Samsung.