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.
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