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Cedar Park approves agreement with Google Fiber

The high-speed internet service is set to start construction in 2025, with plans to serve its first customers the following year.

AUSTIN, Texas — Some Central Texas residents will soon have faster, easier access to their phones, laptops and everyday devices. 

On Thursday, the Cedar Park City Council approved an agreement with high-speed internet service provider Google Fiber (GFiber).

The company will offer 8 gigabit service to both residents and business owners in Cedar Park, offering no data caps, equipment fees or annual contracts to Cedar Park.

"Cedar Park is now more globally connected than ever, boasting a diverse community of residents and businesses and our City Council is committed to providing a community as many options as possible for their infrastructure needs," Mayor Jim Penniman-Morin said in a statement. 

Construction on the project is expected to begin in 2025, with services becoming available to some residents by 2026.

In exchange for the use of public rights-of-way, Google Fiber Texas, LLC will pay a license fee to the City of Cedar Park equitable to 1% of gross revenue.

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