South Austinites, rejoice! Google Fiber is bringing its speedy internet and TV service to a broader swath of the city. Sign-ups begin September 19 for residential and business accounts located along Brodie Lane, Manchaca Road, and Interstate 35 south of Slaughter Lane, completing the coverage area south of the Colorado River.
In addition to up to 1,000 Mbps upload/download speeds (that means you can download Finding Nemo in about 40 seconds), Google Fiber is touting no annual contracts, no rental fees for routers and the HD DVR, and unlimited data.
Residential costs range from $50 a month for basic internet to high-speed internet plus TV packages — including 220-plus channels and a DVR capable of recording eight shows at once (and simultaneously solving most household arguments). Customers can also add premium channels like HBO or Cinemax, services like Spotify Premium, and even a Fiber landline, ensuring they never have to leave home again.
South Austin residents who take the plunge for the ultra-quick internet and TV service before October 31 will have priority installation, but the rest of Austin shouldn’t despair. Google Fiber is still accepting sign-ups for the previously announced coverage areas and is building the network for even more areas to come.
For updates on neighborhoods, customers can sign up here. Google also has a demo space at 201 Colorado St. if you want to take it for a spin before you commit.