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Google Fiber coming to Austin in 2014

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On Tuesday, Google officially announced that its new Google Fiber Internet and TV service will launch in Austin. The service is due to roll out in the area in mid-2014.

Once the new fiber optic service is up and running in the city, Austin will be the largest city to feature the new gigabit Internet and television service, according to Google. Kansas City was the first city to get the service, last year. Google's new endeavor will put the tech giant in direct completion with the nation's second-largest cable company, Time Warner, which is currently the dominating force in the Capital City.

Google says that its new fiber-to-home service will give customers broadband Internet speeds of one gigabit-per-second—nearly 100 times faster than the current average U.S. connection speed.

The new fiber service will also feature "crystal" clear television service, according to the company.

One-gigabit Internet service alone will cost customers $70 per month, while the top bundle, which includes Google's TV service, will cost $120 per month.

Longhorn fans will be thrilled to know that Google Fiber will also carry the Longhorn Network, currently only available on a handful of providers, including AT&T U-verse, Verizon Fios, and Grande.

For more information on how to get Google Fiber service in your area, visit https://fiber.google.com/. For information on how to bring Google Fiber to your neighborhood visit https://fiber.google.com/cities/austin/.

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