Google Fiber has invited potential customers in the south and southeast areas of Austin, Texas to sign up for 1Gbps connectivity, ahead of the service’s planned commercial launch. The search engine giant originally revealed plans to deploy Gigabit connectivity in Austin back in April 2013, only to run into regulatory red-tape. Over the course of its rollout, 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. Meanwhile, in February 2014 Google identified nine major metropolitan areas as candidates for the next phase of its programme, namely: Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh-Durham, Salt Lake City, San Antonio and San Jose; the plans encompass 34 cities across the aforementioned metropolitan areas.