Google Fiber

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Squilly, Feb 6, 2013.

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    Squilly

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    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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    b-rad g

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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!:D
     
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    Macky-Mac

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    it only exists in part of the kansas city market at the moment
     
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    yg17

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    Hoping it makes it's way down I-70 to the better side of Missouri
     
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    Macky-Mac

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    coming next

    check and see if they're headed your way
     
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    Squilly

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    It needs to come to Philly.
     
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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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    andalusia

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    So they can monitor not just your search history but your entire web presence?

    /cynical ;)
     
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    I use the google OpenDNS system. They've been monitoring every download I've done for years. ;-)
     
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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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    Macky-Mac

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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.
     
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    ericrwalker

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    Most likely, all depends on what I find for work.



    Thanks, this is interesting, thanks for the link.
     
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    Squilly

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    They're starting orders for Missouri.
     
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    Macky-Mac

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    yes.....Kansas City, Missouri. The state border cuts through Kansas City.
     
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    Squilly

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    Kansas City isn't in Kansas?
     
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    yg17

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    KC is in Missouri....
     
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    SkyBell

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    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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    MacNut

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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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    andalusia

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    And where might one find this mythical Breakfast Island? Or perhaps you meant aisle? :p
     
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    shenfrey

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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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    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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    ericrwalker

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    There is a Kansas City, Kansas and a Kansas City, Missouri.
     

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