Google Fiber has pressed the pause button in much of the country, halting its aggressive rollout plans for the time being while it re-evaluates its high-speed, 1-gigabit Internet service.
But Austinites needn’t worry, the company said this week. Work here will continue as scheduled.
"Google Fiber isn’t leaving Austin,” the company said in a written statement. “We’re still thrilled to be your neighbor and continue to offer superfast Internet to residents."
Signups are happening now in several parts of East and Southeast Austin, Google said. To get more details, visit google.com/fiber.
"Construction is already underway, and nearing completion in many fiber hoods," Google said in its statement.
Google’s plan for Austin, as originally stated, is to eventually roll out Fiber citywide.
Other cities might not be so lucky, depending on whether Google decides to un-pause its plans. That decision will largely be up to the new executive now overseeing Fiber.
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