Google Fiber's 1Gbps Internet service will be available to customers in Austin, TX sometime this fall. Coincidentally, Time Warner Cable is upgrading everyone's broadband speeds in . . . Austin. And nowhere else.

As noted by the Boy Genius Report, Time Warner Cable is increasing Austin-area broadband speeds, presumably out of the goodness of their philanthropic hearts. While other TWC customers get by on 50Mbps or less, Austin customers are getting a free upgrade to speeds up to 6 times faster than they were paying for before.

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That means the top TWC Internet speed offering in Austin will be 300Mbps, even while the company is trying to tell Louisville (not a Google Fiber market) that people don't actually want fast Internet connections.

Competition: it can be pretty sweet.

Time Warner Center photo: Wikimedia Commons/Beyond My Ken