Google Fiber is coming to Round Rock, Texas, next year. After a unanimous city council vote last October, construction kicked off with a groundbreaking ceremony with local officials welcoming the Google Fiber crew.
Construction will begin in southeast Round Rock near Roundville Lane and will branch out to the rest of the city by early 2024. Residents will gain access to 1 and 2 Gbps plans and Google Fiber Phone, as portions of the network are completed.
“What is happening today further positions Round Rock at the forefront of development and technology,” said Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan. “Having multiple options for internet service creates healthy competition and empowers innovation for our residents and businesses right here in Round Rock.”
Round Rock signed a non-exclusive license agreement with Google Fiber to install, maintain, and operate the network in a public right-of-way. Round Rock already has several providers, including AT&T, T-Mobile, Spectrum, and Optimum, according to HighSpeedInternet.
Adding Google Fiber gives residents even more options to find the best fit for their internet needs.
“Access to reliable, high-speed, open, fairly-priced internet is essential for communities, and having real choices for that internet service is essential to residents and small businesses,” said John-Michael Cortez, Google’s government and community affairs manager.
Round Rock is Google’s 18th expansion into cities across the U.S. The service offers high-speed internet. Plans start at $70 a month for 1 Gbps, $100 for 2 Gbps, $125 for 5 Gbps, and $150 for 8 Gbps. Google Fiber has no data caps or annual contracts, and equipment is provided at no extra cost.
Visit Google Fiber to check if service is available in your area and, if not, sign up for alerts.
Google Fiber is already available in:
- Orange County
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- Wheat Ridge
- Council Bluffs
- Des Moines
- West Des Moines
- Kansas City
- The Triangle
- San Antonio
- Salt Lake Valley