Google Fiber expands sign-ups to thousands of South Austin residents

More residents in South Austin can now sign up for Google Fiber service.

More residents in South Austin can now sign up for Google Fiber service.

More residents in South Austin are now able to sign up for Google Fiber's high-speed internet and TV service.

The expanded service areas includes neighborhoods along Brodie Lane, Manchaca Road and I-35 south of Slaughter Lane. On Sept. 19 Google Fiber opened signups to 16,000 residents of those areas, which completes the company's initial signup efforts for Austin neighborhoods south of the Colorado River, according to a news release.

Interested residents who sign up for Google Fiber service prior to Fri., Oct. 13, will be prioritized for installation, the release said.

Google Fiber uses underground fiberoptic cables to provide super-fast internet and TV service. Construction of the network in other areas of Austin is underway, according to the news release.
By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.


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