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Google announces high speed Internet in Austin, Texas

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AUSTIN, Texas (KWWL) -

Google announced today that Austin, Texas will be the next city to receive their ultra-high-speed, fiber-optic Internet service, joining Kansas City, Missouri.

Google representatives were in the Texas city today to announce Austin would be receiving the Internet service which, according to the tech giant, is more than 100 times faster than other providers.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry was already predicting a big payoff from Google's Austin gamble.

"It vastly increases the odds that the next great thing, the next Google, will be born and bred in the Lone Star state," Perry said at a news conference. "For these types of companies, a connection with the Internet is the air that they breathe... The faster and more stable, the better."

There's been no word yet from Google on how much the service will cost in Austin, but right now customers in Kansas City pay $70 for the service.

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