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Old Feb 6, 2013, 12:09 PM   #1
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Google Fiber

What do you guys think of Google Fiber? It's apparently an ISP service they're starting up. News sources are saying it's 10x as fast as current broadband networks. Someone I was talking to about it said it's $70 a month for 1gb/s speeds.
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 01:40 PM   #2
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If it was available in my area I would jump on it in a heartbeat! I couldn't imagine what having a 1 gb/s ISP would be like.

Hopefully they can get it started in my area soon since I live about 5 miles away from 2 huge data centers!
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 02:52 PM   #3
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it only exists in part of the kansas city market at the moment
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 03:06 PM   #4
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it only exists in part of the kansas city market at the moment
Hoping it makes it's way down I-70 to the better side of Missouri
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 05:13 PM   #5
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Hoping it makes it's way down I-70 to the better side of Missouri
coming next

check and see if they're headed your way
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 05:34 PM   #6
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It needs to come to Philly.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 12:50 AM   #7
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It has to come to Jersey. No , It has to be everywhere to give Comcast and Fios a run for the money.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 07:25 AM   #8
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So they can monitor not just your search history but your entire web presence?

/cynical
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 07:28 AM   #9
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So they can monitor not just your search history but your entire web presence?

/cynical
I use the google OpenDNS system. They've been monitoring every download I've done for years. ;-)
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 09:57 AM   #10
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I've been waiting for Verizon Fios for about 15 year, since I first heard of it. I remember seeing the Verizon guy putting up fiber then, around my area and I asked him what it was about. He told me it should be available soon. 15 years later, I am still waiting. I guess Time Warner is probably paying the cities to keep it out?

I think Google Fiber will be on my street before Verizon.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 11:42 AM   #11
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......I think Google Fiber will be on my street before Verizon.
And you'll have moved long before either get there!

It seems Verizon has all but stopped expanding their FIOS system to the residential market due to the high cost of building the network. (WIRED article) and Google hasn't announced any plans to expand beyond the the KC market.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 11:55 AM   #12
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And you'll have moved long before either get there!
Most likely, all depends on what I find for work.


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It seems Verizon has all but stopped expanding their FIOS system to the residential market due to the high cost of building the network. (WIRED article) and Google hasn't announced any plans to expand beyond the the KC market.

Thanks, this is interesting, thanks for the link.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 12:43 PM   #13
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And you'll have moved long before either get there!

It seems Verizon has all but stopped expanding their FIOS system to the residential market due to the high cost of building the network. (WIRED article) and Google hasn't announced any plans to expand beyond the the KC market.
They're starting orders for Missouri.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 12:47 PM   #14
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They're starting orders for Missouri.
yes.....Kansas City, Missouri. The state border cuts through Kansas City.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 12:48 PM   #15
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yes.....Kansas City, Missouri. The state bounder cuts through Kansas City.
Kansas City isn't in Kansas?
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They're starting orders for Missouri.
KC is in Missouri....
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Kansas City isn't in Kansas?
You could have googled that instead of further digging a hole with this post...

Bah, I just wish I get could get any kind of half-decent internet for less than an arm and a leg. So sick of small towns and their overpriced communication options.
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How does it go with milk? Google Fiber sounds like something I would find in the breakfast isle.
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How does it go with milk? Google Fiber sounds like something I would find in the breakfast isle.
And where might one find this mythical Breakfast Island? Or perhaps you meant aisle?
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 04:17 AM   #20
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I have 30mbs and I am not clambering for more speed, so I wouldn't get it:
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 12:28 PM   #21
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Right now , I have about 50 MBPS with Fios . I just wish I can get 100-150 MBPS then I'll be happy.
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Kansas City isn't in Kansas?
There is a Kansas City, Kansas and a Kansas City, Missouri.
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