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Anticipation has been building deep in the heart of Texas as Google prepares to announce that Austin has become the second city to take part in its Google Fiber project to bring gigabit internet connections to the masses. It’s now official: the formal event kicked off at 9am PT, and I’ll be live-blogging the proceedings here.
In the meantime, check out our stories on what this could mean for Austin and broadband development in general.
- The economics of Google Fiber and what it means for U.S. broadband
- Google Fiber is coming to 90% of eligible Kansas City neighborhoods
- As Austin readies for Google Fiber, here’s why you need a gig: even if you don’t think you do
- A quick look at Google Fiber pricing v. the incumbents
- The downsides of a gig: what other towns have learned after getting a gig