Strama Resigns to Lead Google Fiber in Austin

State Rep. Mark Strama, an Austin Democrat known for his work on education and clean-technology issues, announced on Wednesday that he had resigned to lead Google Fiber’s operations in Austin. His resignation became effective on Wednesday at midnight, as the special legislative session came to a dramatic close.

Google announced in April that it had chosen Austin as the second city to try out Google Fiber, its high-speed internet project. Strama will manage and advocate for Google Fiber when he starts in his new role in three weeks, he said.

The project “puts Austin on the national and international map ...

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