Google Fiber is already settling down in Kansas City, and it’s been slowly making its way to more neighborhoods in the area over the past few months. However, speculators have been wondering where the search giant will take their internet service next. According to recent reports, home of the SXSW festival Austin, Texas may be getting a deal.
According to VentureBeat, Google and the City of Austin have sent out special invites for a press conference next week for “a very important announcement.” Of course, at this point, we know that when Google is partnering up with a city government body, it’s assumed that one of the things to possibly be in the works is Google Fiber.
Of course, that’s not always the case, but it seems the evidence heavily favors Austin as a hot spot for Google Fiber internet, since it’s a tech-based city with many technology-based companies located in the city, as well as a number of startups. And of course, the city is home to the annual SXSW festival that has become more and more of a technology-centric festival.
The invitation lists April 9 at 11 AM as the announcement date, and it’s expected that “more than 100 community leaders and elected officials to be in attendance to celebrate this announcement.” We’ll keep our ear to the ground throughout the weekend, and by Monday afternoon, we should be hearing official word about what Google is up to in the Lonestar State.