Google Fiber Announcement
Google Fiber announced Wednesday that Austinites will be able to sign up for the service in early December. For now, only neighborhoods south and southeast of Lady Bird Lake are included in the service area.
According to information provided by Google, the neighborhoods in the sign-up zone include areas south of the lake, north of William Cannon Drive, west of I-35 and east of Mopac. Not included are Zilker Park, the Barton Creek Greenbelt and Sunset Valley.
Some neighborhoods east of I-35 will also have access to Google Fiber. Included in the initial service map are areas south of Oltorf Road and north of 183, as well as a swath of East Austin located south of William Cannon Drive.
Google Fiber, which is led by former Texas State Representative Mark Strama, initially announced the launch of its gigabit Internet service in April 2013. Since then, there has been a collective, city-wide clamoring for information. CultureMap will continue to update readers as more neighborhoods become Google Fiber-ready.