Google Fiber is an Internet and TV service that provides Internet speeds up to one gigabit per second — that’s 1,000 Megabits per second, compared to the average Internet speed in America today of 11.9 Mbps — along with hundreds of HD TV channels.
Google Fiber is currently available in Austin, TX, Kansas City, KS, Kansas City, MO and Provo, UT, and is in the process of constructing its network in Atlanta, GA, Charlotte, NC, Nashville, TN, Raleigh/Durham, NC, and Salt Lake City, UT.
On Wednesday, Mayor Ivy R. Taylor announced that Google Fiber is coming to San Antonio.
There is huge demand for faster Internet speeds, because no one likes to wait on the web. Unfortunately, many of the things people love to do online require a lot of bandwidth, which means that, using today’s connections, people often get stuck waiting for pages to load or for videos to buffer. Statistics show that people walk away from slow-loading sites. And gig networks aren’t just about meeting today’s speed needs.
The next leap in broadband speeds — to gigabit Internet — will lead to innovation that’s unimaginable today, just as the shift from dialup to broadband did.
Google will be working closely with Mayor Taylor and City leaders on the next steps to build a brand new fiber-optic network capable of delivering these gigabit speeds throughout San Antonio.
The next stage of work includes designing and planning a new fiber-optic network down to a very detailed level. After this process, which will take several months, Google Fiber will begin constructing the network.