Within the next two years, the Cedar Park community will have the opportunity to receive Google Fiber’s high-speed and high-bandwidth internet services.

Google Fiber is planning to offer plans with connection speeds up to 8 gigabits per second to residents and business owners throughout the city, according to a May 9 news release.

The service will come with no data caps, equipment fees or annual contracts.

What officials are saying

“Cedar Park is now more globally connected than ever, boasting a diverse community of residents and businesses, and our City Council is committed to providing our community as many options as possible for their infrastructure needs,” Mayor Jim Penniman-Morin said in the release. “With Google Fiber, we're excited to offer another pathway for internet connectivity.”

What else

During its May 9 meeting, council unanimously approved a nonexclusive public rights-of-way license agreement with Google Fiber Texas, LLC. The agreement will allow the company to install, maintain and operate a fiber-optic infrastructure network in the city’s public rights of way, according to the release.

The fiber-optic installation process involves cables being placed at the street level through a shallow trench, with connections to an outdoor network interface box and indoor Fiber Jack that connects to a router, according to previous Community Impact reporting.

Per the release, Google Fiber will pay a license fee equivalent to 1% of gross revenues back to the city in exchange for its use of public rights of way.

Stay tuned

Google Fiber construction is expected to begin before the end of 2025, a company representative said, with services becoming available in early 2026.

Cedar Park will be the fourth city in Texas to receive the Google Fiber services, after Austin, San Antonio and Round Rock.