9 April 2013 12:59 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Update, 2:38 Pm: At&T says today that it, too, “is prepared to build” a speedy 1 gigabit per second broadband system in Austin. It expects the city to grant “the same terms and conditions as Google on issues such as geographic scope of offerings, rights of way, permitting, state licenses and any investment incentives.” The investment shouldn’t have a big impact on At&T’s capital expenditures this year, it says. Previous, 12:59 Pm: Google seems to like challenging Time Warner Cable. The companies already face off in Kansas City, where Google built its first super-fast fiber optic broadband and TV network. And today the search giant confirmed that in mid-2014 it will begin to enlist customers in a second Google Fiber market: Austin, where Time Warner Cable is the dominant TV provider. “It’s a mecca for creativity and entrepreneurialism, with thriving artistic and tech communities, as well »

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