At long last, Google will launch its fiber network in Austin, beginning this December in the south and southeast portions of the city. The company will continue rolling out gigabit service in stages as it’s deployed in other parts of the town.

Google also plans to implement a similar sign up-process for fiber as it did in Kansas City, where areas are divided into neighborhoods and residents need to commit to get fiber. Neighborhoods that hit a threshold specified by Google will get fiber. Those that do not meet that threshold will not, although in Kansas City, neighborhoods have gotten a second chance to sign up.

The limits of each neighborhood are going to be defined in Austin in groups of a few hundred houses served by a single fiber hut where the Google network meets the metro network. The website with those details will launch in December…

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