What to Know
- Google Fiber offers internet up to 100 times faster than current providers.
- Dallas is a potential city for Google Fiber.
- Currently, Austin has Google Fiber and San Antonio is in the works.
Dallas is a city that is constantly growing and rapidly expanding, and the internet should be just as lighting quick as the city itself.
Dallas is being considered as the newest city for the super fast internet program, Google Fiber. Fiber already exists in five U.S. cities, including Austin.
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“If we’re able to bring Google Fiber to Dallas, it will mean more than a reliable connection,” said Jill Szuchmacher, the Director of Expansion at Google Fiber, in a blog post. “It will mean new ways for families to stay in touch and stream their favorite shows, and new opportunities for businesses—especially businesses in Dallas’ budding tech sector—to grow and be more productive.”
Google Fiber advertises its internet to have speeds that are 100 times faster than existing internet services for prices that are comparable or below average.
Szuchmacher said the Google Fiber team is working alongside Mayor Mike Rawlings to see where the internet program could fit into Dallas’ infrastructure and topography.
“Google Fiber will help Dallas attract even more tech talent, and push the city further toward the future,” Szuchmacher wrote.
Because development for the Dallas Fiber program hasn’t actually started yet, it could take several months or more than a year for the internet system to blaze its way into the lives of Dallas residents.
San Antonio is an upcoming Fiber City. If Dallas were to join the Fiber community, it would be the third city in Texas that offers lighting fast internet connect.
“We look forward to working with Dallas’s leaders as we explore bringing Fiber to their city,” Szuchmacher wrote. “It’s still early days, but we’ll keep residents updated as we approach our decision.”
Other Cities With Google Fiber:
- Atlanta, GA
- Kansas City, KS/MO
- Nashville, TN
- Provo, UT
- Charlotte, NC
- Huntsville, AL
- Raleigh-Durham, NC
- Salt Lake City, UT
- San Antonio
- San Francisco, CA