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Google, AT&T target Austin
for high-speed Internet

Reuters, by Alexei Oreskovic & Sinead Carew

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 4/10/2013 1:18:52 AM

San Francisco & New York - Google Inc said on Tuesday it plans to bring its ultra high-speed Internet and television service to Austin, Texas, next year, prompting AT&T Inc to reveal its own plans to follow suit - if it gets the same terms from local authorities. AT&T appeared to be making a political point to highlight the heavy regulations that encumber traditional phone companies, analysts said. Google promised to begin connecting homes in Austin by the middle of 2014 with a 1-gigabit-per-second Internet service, roughly 13 times faster than the speediest service AT&T had

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[Additional reporting by Alina Selyukh in Las Vegas and Corrie MacLaggan in Austin].

I have broadband & don´t grasp the need for all this speed. Of course, don´t download movies or music, but all this seems to "shorten" attention spans as things shoot across a screen. Of course, gamers will be happy.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 4/10/2013 6:45:16 AM     (No. 9268014)

Google, Barry´s citizen spying agency, and Austin, the bedrock for TX libtards are getting together. Why would any sane person want to subscribe and have their life details sent to the WH?

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