Would you uproot your life for an internet connection? Google says people are doing exactly that; they’re picking up and moving to Kansas City or Provo to gain access to Google Fiber, the company’s ultra-fast gigabit broadband and TV service. As of this week, you can add Austin to the tiny list of cities where Fiber is being offered. On Wednesday, Google invited media outlets including The Verge and local press to the Fiber showroom in downtown Austin.
Open seven days a week to the Austin public, the Fiber space is filled with Google representatives who can explain the service’s benefits to curious residents. Many of them flowed in and out during my time there. You can also hop on Fiber-powered Wi-Fi while visiting for a taste of what Google the ISP can do.
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