Thursday, June 25, 2015

Google Fiber Austin Got The Go Ahead To Expand Its Footprint To San Antonio

Posted By on Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 12:11 PM

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Update: June 25, 2015, 3 p.m.

Google got back to us with a statement:

“San Antonio has been great to work with as we’ve explored bringing Google Fiber to the city, and this amendment to our state franchise is an important next step. There’s still a lot of work to do, but we hope to provide an update about whether we can bring Fiber to San Antonio soon.” 

Original post continues below:


Google Fiber Austin quietly received permission in early June to expand its service area to San Antonio.

The Public Utility Commission of Texas approved a June 5 application by Google Fiber Austin to expand its footprint to include San Antonio limits.

So there may never be a Google Fiber San Antonio, but that doesn't mean the Alamo City won't get the Fiber.

And the Public Utility Commission of Texas approved the application with lightning speed. The order approving the application was signed on June 10.

Last week, while in San Francisco for a national mayor's conference, Mayor Ivy Taylor met with Google representatives. She told us that the company already has a team on the ground in San Antonio.

We've reached out to a Google Fiber representative with knowledge of operations in Texas for comment and we also requested comment from the mayor's office to help us better understand what this means for the Alamo City.

We'll update this post with their comments, should we get them.

Here's a copy of the Public Utility Commission of Texas' recommendation in favor of Google Fiber Austin's request to expand its footprint into San Antonio:

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