Construction begins on Google Fibre, Round Rock

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On Wednesday, Sept. 13, Round Rock authorities signalled the start of Google Fibre construction with a groundbreaking in southeast Round Rock. The ceremony’s site represented the geographical beginning of the company’s efforts to expand its service into the city. As sections of the network are built around town, service will be made available. Beginning in early 2024, the first Round Rock consumers will be able to use Google Fibre in their homes and businesses.

Round Rock City Council agreed in October 2022 to allow the high-speed internet provider to establish. Furthermore, they will operate a fibre optic network in the public right-of-way.

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Round Rock is one of 18 metro regions throughout the US to receive Google Fiber’s high-speed, high-bandwidth internet service. Additionally, it gives customers one and two gigabit speeds with no data limitations, equipment costs, or yearly commitments.

“Access to reliable, high-speed, open, and fairly-priced Internet is essential for communities,” said John-Michael Cortez, Government and Community Affairs Manager for Google Fibre, “and having real choices for that Internet service is essential for residents and small businesses.”

The company’s objective is to reach and serve as many houses as possible. Further, people in Round Rock may sign up for availability updates at

“What is happening today positions Round Rock even further at the forefront of development and technology,” stated Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan. “Having multiple internet service options creates healthy competition and empowers innovation for our residents and businesses right here in Round Rock.”

More details on the Google Fibre Round rock project

The majority of the work will be done using a method known as micro trenching. Moreover, it needs a little incision into the asphalt along the curb in neighbourhood streets. Round Rock homeowners should expect to see work personnel in the city’s right of way easement highways and surrounding softscapes/yards. Door hangers, street signs, cones, and other safety and educational initiatives will be used to educate residents and businesses ahead of work staging.