Google Fiber in the works, AT&T launches new speeds in Austin

Austin's Internet speed race presses on.

AUSTIN (KXAN) — AT&T announced this week that its one gigabit speeds are ready in Austin, while Google is still preparing to launch its fiber service.

AT&T’s top home Internet speeds were 300 megabits per second. Now, AT&T says its rolling out the one gigabit per second speeds, the same speeds Grande Communications offers and Google Fiber will offer.

Google wanted to have the first fiber homes connected by mid-2014.

A search for Google Fiber through the city turns up more than a hundred permit applications.

“We are working hard to bring Google Fiber to Austin as soon as we can. There’s a lot of effort that goes into building a super fast network from scratch, and we want to do it right,” said a Google spokesperson in a statement to KXAN News.

Time Warner Cable also started rolling out faster internet speeds for customers in Central Texas this summer. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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