Google Fiber plans to expand to Round Rock
Google Fiber’s high-speed internet service will be coming to Round Rock, following a unanimous vote by City Council at its Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, meeting.
The non-exclusive license agreement with Google Fiber will allow the company to install, maintain and operate a fiber optic network in the public right-of-way.
Round Rock will be the third large city in Texas to receive Google Fiber’s high-speed, high-bandwidth internet service, which offers one and two gigabit service to customers without data caps, equipment fees, annual contracts.
Google Fiber expects to begin construction by late 2023, with service becoming available to Round Rock customers as portions of the network are completed in their area. The company’s goal is to reach and access as many households as possible; Round Rock residents can sign up for availability updates by clicking the button below.
Google Fiber FAQs
Google Fiber is an internet service provider with the mission of helping all communities access internet that’s fast, reliable, fairly priced, and open. They currently offer internet service to residents and small businesses in 18 metro areas nationwide, between 1) Google Fiber – a
fiber-to-the home network, and 2) Google Fiber Webpass – a wireless network in apartments and condominiums.
Google Fiber currently offers the following products in eligible markets:
- 1 Gig: up to 1,000 Mbps upload and download, compared to the national average of
16.3 Mbps – $70/month
- 2 Gig: up to 2,000 Mbps upload and 1,000 Mbps upload and download – $100/month
- Google Fiber Phone: an add-on option at $10/month
- Small businesses will also be able to sign up for their offerings for businesses:
- Fiber Business 1000: up to 1,000 Mbps – $250/
- Fiber Business 250: up to 250 Mbps – $100/month
For the latest price and availability of plans, visit fiber.google.com.
Google Fiber will work with the City of Round Rock to reach and access as many households as possible. Round Rock residents can sign up for availability updates at fiber.google.com.
The agreement being considered by Round Rock City Council only grants Google Fiber the use of City right-of-way for network installation. While Google Fiber has expressed an intent to reach as many households in Round Rock as possible, the company would need to work separately with the governing bodies overseeing right-of-way in those areas since the Round Rock City Council does not have jurisdiction over right-of-way outside City limits.
If property owners and managers of multi-family properties sign access agreements with Google Fiber, residents of those properties will be able to sign up for service. Google Fiber encourages multi-family property owners, developers and managers to reach out by completing the form at google.com/fiber/properties.
Google Fiber expects to begin construction by late 2023, with service becoming available to Round Rock customers as portions of the network are completed in their area.
Construction will mostly consist of a technique called shallow trenching, which requires a small cut into the asphalt along the curb in neighborhood streets. Round Rock residents can expect to see construction crews in the roadways and adjacent softscapes/yards that are part of the city’s right of way easement. Crews will notify residents and businesses ahead of construction staging by way of door hangers, street signage, cones and other safety and informational efforts.