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Google Fiber could bring its speedy internet to Dallas

But can it compete in AT&T's home city?
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Good news Dallasites, Google Fiber could be headed your way soon. The Fiber team said yesterday it's considering bringing its high-speed gigabit internet service to Dallas, though it'll likely be a while before anything actually happens. Google is in talks with Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings, and it's currently exploring how it could deploy Fiber throughout the city using guidelines laid down in the Google Fiber checklist. Austin was one of the first cities to get Google's internet service, and it's currently being deployed in San Antonio as well (where the rollout exploration process took 17 months).

"Dallas is already one of the best cities to work in tech," wrote Jill Szuchmacher, Google Fiber's director of expansion. "Google Fiber will help Dallas attract even more tech talent, and push the city further toward the future." And since Google has already brought Fiber to other Texas cities, it likely has a decent understanding of its local politics and environment.

Google won't be alone in Dallas, though. AT&T is also based in the city, and it already has its GigaPower fiber internet service available in some areas. AT&T is also planning to bring more fiber service to southern Dallas eventually.

Google Fiber is currently available in six cities, and it's in the process of rolling it out in another six. Dallas is now the 12th potential city to get the service.

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