Google Fiber is discontinuing its TV services in Austin, saying it is moving away from television offerings to focus on its internet services.
The company said Google Fiber TV services will end in Austin and Atlanta by Nov. 30. The company said it will provide affected customers will whole-home WiFi with Google WiFi, streaming capabilities through Chromecast with Google TV, and help in transitioning to streaming services of their choosing.
There will be no changes to Google Fiber internet services, according to the company.
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“More and more people are opting out of the traditional model of television, replacing their traditional TV with a wide variety of streaming options every day that customizes their content at lower costs. We believe the best TV is already online, so we’re upgrading our customers from Google Fiber TV to a better TV watching experience with the streaming service of their choice,” Google Fiber said in a written statement.
Austin was the second U.S. metro area chosen for Google Fiber’s high-speed internet in 2013. The company began rolling out the service to some areas of the city in 2015. The internet service runs at speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second, or about 100 times faster than the average U.S. broadband internet connection.
Google Fiber TV is an add-on bundle to the company’s internet service, and offered customers over 100 channels for an additional cost.