Google Fiber is poised to launch its latest 1Gbps network in Austin, Texas in December this year, US technology site GigaOm reports, citing information disclosed at a media gathering at Google’s Austin headquarters. The search engine giant originally revealed plans to deploy Gigabit connectivity in Austin back in April 2013, only to run into regulatory red-tape. Google will start work in the south and southeast areas of the city, and will deploy the service to other parts of the city in stages. In total, Google expects to deploy around 3,000 route miles of fibre in Austin. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Google Fiber is currently commercially available in Kansas City and Provo, Utah.