Bit by bit, the rest of Austin is getting gigabit. As AT&T's U-verse and Time Warner Cable clamor to offer high-speed Internet at the lowest price (and we all wait for Google Fiber to roll out), Grande Communications announced Wednesday that it's adding a key portion of Central Austin to its fiberhood: West Campus.
The new service area incorporates the neighborhoods between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to West 38th Street and North Lamar Boulevard to Guadalupe Street. New and existing customers are eligible for Grande's 1 Gigabit Internet service, which is dubbed Power 1000. The service is currently priced at $64.99 per month.
"West Campus is adjacent to the University of Texas, so there is a high density of college students in the area," said Matt Rohre, senior vice president of operations and general manager for Grande Communications, in a press release. "Austinites are hungry for fast speeds and we are evaluating the options to broaden our 1G coverage area in 2015."
Today's announcement marks the third major gigabit expansion for the San Antonio-based communications company. In addition to West Campus, the 1 Gigabit Internet is available in Buda and parts of Tarrytown, Old Enfield, Pemberton Heights, Bryker Woods, Belmont, Oakmont Heights and Rosedale.