Google Fiber Looks to Dallas for High-Speed System

Google Fiber

GOOGLE FIBER’S SPEED OF 1 GIGABIT PER SECOND IS FAST ENOUGH TO DOWNLOAD A HIGH-DEF MOVIE IN SECONDS


Google Fiber announced Tuesday that Dallas may become the third Texas city to get its super speedy internet service. It already provides service in Austin and is building more than 4,000 miles of fiber in San Antonio.

Bringing the service to Dallas would be a huge undertaking, so the company is working with Mayor Mike Rawlings and other city leaders to explore the viability of bringing the fiber network to the region, the company wrote in a blog post announcing the news.

“This is a first-step in discussions, but a big step for us.” – Jill Szuchmacher

“This is a first-step in discussions, but a big step for us,” Jill Szuchmacher, Google Fiber’s director of expansion, told the Dallas Business Journal in an interview Tuesday.

A Fiber checklist is being used to learn more about the local area, existing infrastructure, and other factors that could impact construction.

Google Fiber offers a speed of 1 gigabit per second, fast enough to download a high-definition movie in seconds, according to Google.

In Austin, the cost for the internet service starts at $50 up to $130, plus an installation fee of $100.

To see more coverage and comments on Google Fiber, check out the Google Fiber for Dallas Facebook page.

Dallas Innovates Managing Editor Lance Murray contributed to this report.


 

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