Growing in San Antonio, now at 2 Gig speed
We’ve been checking in with our teams across the country as we build out our networks in each city. Next stop — San Antonio!
We’ve been patiently waiting in San Antonio for our chance for 2 Gig, and we’re excited to say that the wait is over! Customers in many parts of our San Antonio service area can now sign up for 2 Gig service, offering up to 2000 mbps downloads and up to 1000 mbps uploads for $100 a month, with no annual contracts, no data caps, with installation and equipment included. (Currently, we’re working on the technical requirements to make 2 Gig available in some parts of our San Antonio network that were built first.)
This year, working closely with our local government partners, we’ve picked up the pace of our construction efforts significantly. Currently, residents in parts of the west, east, north, and northwest sides of San Antonio can sign up for Google Fiber service, along with those living in apartment and condo buildings in the Medical Center area. Construction crews are at work to fill in areas on the northeast, northwest, and inner westside, including Leon Valley, St. Mary’s University, Stone Oak, and Encino areas. Once we’ve completed these portions, we’ll continue building out across the city including communities on the south and west sides.
Even before we first offered internet service to customers in San Antonio four years ago, we’ve been working with local organizations to address digital equity and inclusion efforts in the city. We recently announced an expansion of our support of Libraries without Borders’ Wash and Learn Initiative to a second laundromat, and we’re excited to be able to extend this even further, with new locations on the west and south sides of San Antonio coming soon.
This year, Google Fiber is also sponsoring the San Antonio Public Library’s NTEN Digital Inclusion Fellow, Angelina Cortes. Angelina will spend a year focusing on growing the library’s digital inclusion efforts.
During the pandemic, we’ve all learned how critical quality internet is to quality of life. We hear you, San Antonio. You want more fiber, and you want it now. Our construction teams are moving steadily, and we intend to keep building. In fact, we expect 2021 to be the biggest build year since we started constructing our network in San Antonio.
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Posted by Mark Hendrix, Head of Sales; Jhon Guarin, Head of Technical Operations; and John-Michael Cortez, Government and Community Affairs Manager