This week we found out that Google plans to bring Google Fiber to Austin, Texas. But it won’t be the only provider of blazing fast internet over a fiber-optic network. AT&T wants to build a network there too.

AT&T v Google Fiber

While the rest of the US is lucky to get download speeds up to 50MB/s, Austin will be one of the few places redefining the meaning of broadband with speeds as high as 1GB/s.

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7 replies on “Lilbits (4-09-2013): Super-fast internet in Austin, Amazon Kindle with a stylus?”

  1. Looks like Austin, Texas is gonna be the place to be soon. Call me paranoid, but I think I’ll still trust a gigabit service from AT&T over one from Google.

    1. Think again: https://stopthecap.com/2013/04/09/at-details-leave-wiggle-room/

      It would be quite a surprise if AT&T offered anywhere close to what Google is promising to provide when the dust settles. I live in Austin, and I’m all for more competition, but AT&T’s track record of gouging customers for every penny they can get (Time Warner’s as bad, too) means that no one should be giving them the benefit of the doubt.

    2. I think you are one of the rare ones who’d rather have AT&T over Google.

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