Google and the City of Austin are apparently going to hold a meeting next week for an announcement as both has given away invitations to various media, but both have not provided any details about the reason for the event.
As it says on the invitation itself:
On Tuesday, April 9, at 11 a.m., the City of Austin and Google will make a very important announcement that will have a positive impact on Austinites and the future of the city. We anticipate more than 100 community leaders and elected officials to be in attendance to celebrate this announcement. The event invitation is attached for your convenience. Although we cannot share the details of the announcement with you in advance, we know readers will want to learn more, so we encourage you to join us on Tuesday.
For those who aren’t aware about it yet, Google offers Google Fiber that provides download and upload speeds 100 times more than what consumers in United State get access to at the much lesser prices in comparison with the established internet service providers. Its because of there, there has been an increase of newer tech startup companies in Kansas City.
It was first established in Kansas City in July, which then encourages Time Warner Cable to changer their offer plans. Most likely until now, Kansas City is the only place with Google Fiber. Since Eric Schmidt clarified that isn’t their side project, its only a matter of time that other cities will get to enjoy such service in the near future.
Austin City is not only favourable to many tech startups, but also is a home to many well known tech companies such as Dell, Intel, Samsung and National Computers. The implementation of Google Fiber’s service will boost the city’ favourable conditions for a startup.
According to VentureBeat’s sources, it is being said that the announcement is most likely involves the implementation of Google’s superfast broadband internet service ‘Google Fiber’ in Austin. There is also a possibility of Google opening up a campus in Austin or some sort of partnership that involves the city and one of Google’s service. In any case, it will be involving the city-wide local community.
Source: Venture Beat