Friday, April 4, 2014

Google's Cable-Route Permits

By my reckoning, Google Gigabit Fiber may be running a bit behind now. We were told it would be available "in early 2014", and here it is, 1/4 of the way through the year already. But the good news is that there is measurable progress to show!

A local Reddit member has pulled up all of Google's permits for laying cable in Austin, and plotted them out on Google Maps (where else?). Google says these are just the permits filed so far, and many more will come.

So far, only a block of Cumberland Rd is included within Dawson Neighborhood, and a block of South Congress and 5 1/2 blocks of South First along our perimeter. Permits in nearby Galindo Neighborhood are quite extensive so far. All of the permits mapped out are in Austin's South side, with Dawson at dead-center.

Click this image for the interactive Google Map:


https://mapsengine.google.com/map/viewer?mid=zKGIh6VixM7Q.kpvawAIdVCMA

http://austinist.com/2014/04/04/google_fiber_laying_some_serious_gr.php

http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2014/04/03/google-fiber-files-permits-for-thousands-of-miles.html

1 comment:

  1. Note, the data for that map is pretty old now.

    Check out this listing for some good Dawson addresses!

    https://www.austintexas.gov/devreview/b_showpublicpermitfolderdetails.jsp?FolderRSN=11123678

    It was issued April 22nd. And expires Oct 31st.

    "Contractor to install fiber optic lines to existing electric infrastructure."

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