As reported by local ABC affiliate KVUE as well as VenturBeat, it’s increasingly looking like the city of Austin, Texas could be the second market where Google (GOOG) plans to run fiber optic lines to homes for a high-speed Internet service.
According to VentureBeat, an invitation sent Friday described “a very important announcement that will have a positive impact on Austinites and the future of the city.” The invite ends by saying that Google could not share any other details. VentureBeat notes however, that “multiple sources” confirmed that this “could involve” the launch of Google Fiber in the Lone Star State.
Kansas City is currently the only city in the U.S. where residents already enjoy Google’s gigabit broadband Internet service. The search giant says its Fiber runs 100 times faster than today’s typical cable broadband.