Google Fiber is live in Kansas City, real-world speeds at 700 Mbps, Update: Expanding to 34 new cities

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    Nov 14, 2012 7:28 AM GMT
    Jealous...

    http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/11/google-fiber-is-live-in-kansas-city-real-world-speeds-at-700-mbps/
  • ThatSwimmerGu...

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    Nov 14, 2012 3:25 PM GMT
    If only they could have done it 20 minutes south of KC...
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    Nov 14, 2012 3:31 PM GMT
    Wow.
  • LJay

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    Nov 14, 2012 3:36 PM GMT
    Google Fiber? Never heard of it.

    Betcha it's better than oatmeal. Anybody know where they sell it?
  • 24hourguy

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    Nov 14, 2012 3:48 PM GMT
    God I wish this were available in my market! -it would probably keep Comcast and our local tele company a little more competitive -b/c right now they have a duopoly and they are screwing us!
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    Nov 14, 2012 7:33 PM GMT
    FIOS has been alive and well now in Verizon communities for many years. If you visit Verizon you'll see speed of 300M offered as standard service.

    Internet II, with speeds in the 1G range, like Google's stuff, will completely change the distribution of entertainment (in fact I1 has already done that), but, more importantly, will make the desktop node, and vertical COTS software irrelevant in the most part.

    Google, and Verizon, have seen this coming for years. Data processing goes back into the data center; software runs as a service (loading in real time), and multimedia distribution through brick and mortar fades into the past.

    Most of the cable companies have done a fairly good job competing on the bandwidth side...to a degree..but...can't keep up with the likes of Google, or Verizon, who are placing / place huge hunks of high speed infrastructure. (Verizon has almost no churn on their FIOS customers.)

    ATT U-Verse is a horrible, badly designed, unreliable service that was bad from day one, and has D1 speeds of 1.5M (just awful). ATT runs a serious danger of having its ass spanked in markets where a decent competitor comes into play. ATT Uverse is s a horrible product.

    Since about 2005, Verizon has had in place 2.4GPS GPON ONTs that have piles of bandwidth. By bonding ONTs they can get 10GPS...(they've already done it in the east). If Verizon reclocks their fiber they have loads of room in their existing plant. Likely, they'll do just that against the likes of Google.

    All this, of course, has Microsoft very worried. Google is nipping at their heels one day at a time.
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    Nov 14, 2012 8:06 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidFIOS has been alive and well now in Verizon communities for many years. If you visit Verizon you'll see speed of 300M offered as standard service.

    Internet II, with speeds in the 1G range, like Google's stuff, will completely change the distribution of entertainment (in fact I1 has already done that), but, more importantly, will make the desktop node, and vertical COTS software irrelevant in the most part.

    Google, and Verizon, have seen this coming for years. Data processing goes back into the data center; software runs as a service (loading in real time), and multimedia distribution through brick and mortar fades into the past.

    Most of the cable companies have done a fairly good job competing on the bandwidth side...to a degree..but...can't keep up with the likes of Google, or Verizon, who are placing / place huge hunks of high speed infrastructure. (Verizon has almost no churn on their FIOS customers.)

    ATT U-Verse is a horrible, badly designed, unreliable service that was bad from day one, and has D1 speeds of 1.5M (just awful). ATT runs a serious danger of having its ass spanked in markets where a decent competitor comes into play. ATT Uverse is s a horrible product.

    Since about 2005, Verizon has had in place 2.4GPS GPON ONTs that have piles of bandwidth. By bonding ONTs they can get 10GPS...(they've already done it in the east). If Verizon reclocks their fiber they have loads of room in their existing plant. Likely, they'll do just that against the likes of Google.

    All this, of course, has Microsoft very worried. Google is nipping at their heels one day at a time.


    While I understand FIOS has some of the most consistently fast speeds, they still don't get to 300 Mbps in the real world - apparently nowhere near that:

    http://answerguy.com/2012/06/18/verizon-fios-quantum-300-mbps/
  • mybud

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    Nov 14, 2012 8:46 PM GMT
    can't wait to drop Time Warner...dem fuckers.......
  • metta

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    Nov 14, 2012 10:46 PM GMT



    http://googlefiberblog.blogspot.se/2012/11/google-fiber-installations-kick-off.html

    http://fiber.google.com/about/

    Cities:

    http://fiber.google.com/cities/#header=check
  • calibro

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    Nov 15, 2012 2:32 AM GMT
    i'm still pooping at dial up speeds icon_redface.gif
  • ThatSwimmerGu...

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    Nov 15, 2012 2:36 AM GMT
    mybud saidcan't wait to drop Time Warner...dem fuckers.......


    Yeah. They barely give the speed paid for and HD content lags like crazy on TV.
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    Feb 19, 2014 6:31 PM GMT
    Google Announces Plans To Expand Fiber To 34 Additional U.S. Cities
    http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/19/google-plans-to-expand-fiber-to-34-additional-u-s-cities/?

    In and around the following metropolitan areas:
    Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh-Durham, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, and San Jose.


    Specifically the following cities:
    Arizona
    - Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe
    California
    - San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto
    Georgia
    - Atlanta, Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, College Park, Decatur, East Point, Hapeville, Sandy Springs, Smyrna
    North Carolina
    - Charlotte, Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Garner, Morrisville, Raleigh
    Oregon
    - Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Gresham, Lake Oswego, Tigard
    Tennessee
    - Nashville-Davidson
    Texas
    - San Antonio
    Utah
    - Salt Lake City
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    Feb 19, 2014 6:51 PM GMT
    Not in Overland Park yet. Does not sound like it will ever make to OP.
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    Feb 19, 2014 6:55 PM GMT
    pellaz saidodd:
    why does a city like Denver NOT have more internet options beyond:
    comCast (cable-tv provider)
    or
    CenturyLink (local phone company)?



    I'd check the local regulations and how easy it is to put down fiber combined with the population density.
  • thadjock

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    Feb 19, 2014 8:46 PM GMT
    ThatSwimmerGuy saidIf only they could have done it 20 minutes south of KC...


    prairie dogs use internet?
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    Feb 19, 2014 8:48 PM GMT
    What would the avg consumer do with a 700mbps line speed.....? icon_eek.gif
  • thadjock

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    Feb 19, 2014 8:59 PM GMT
    whateveryo saidWhat would the avg consumer do with a 700mbps line speed.....? icon_eek.gif


    hack the NSA server farm?
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    Feb 19, 2014 9:01 PM GMT
    whateveryo saidWhat would the avg consumer do with a 700mbps line speed.....? icon_eek.gif

    download new HD porn every 10 seconds.
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    Feb 19, 2014 9:09 PM GMT
    morphic said
    download new HD porn every 10 seconds.


    and upload more of these:
  • ThatSwimmerGu...

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    Feb 19, 2014 9:37 PM GMT
    Real world speeds are probably limited by the server it is connecting to. From what I hear from people near me, the actual speed is closer to 800.
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    Feb 20, 2014 12:02 AM GMT
    I googled Fiber (One)

    fiberone.jpeg
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    Feb 20, 2014 12:13 AM GMT
    They announced Austin like 2 years ago and it's still not even there. Not sure why they are either bothering mentioning other cities.
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    Feb 20, 2014 12:57 AM GMT
    S34n05 saidThey announced Austin like 2 years ago and it's still not even there. Not sure why they are either bothering mentioning other cities.


    They only officially announced it for Austin last April - and they plan to roll it out mid 2014 given the time required to actually put down fiber in the last mile:
    http://techcrunch.com/2013/04/09/google-makes-its-austin-fiber-plans-official-texas-city-will-be-second-after-kansas-city/
    http://googleblog.blogspot.ca/2013/04/google-fibers-next-stop-austin-texas.html

    What makes it more interesting is that there should be a lot more competition for high speed internet in each of these cities...

    e.g. http://venturebeat.com/2013/10/01/atts-google-fiber-austin-competitor-to-launch-dec-1/
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    Feb 20, 2014 3:58 AM GMT
    thadjock said
    ThatSwimmerGuy saidIf only they could have done it 20 minutes south of KC...


    prairie dogs use internet?

    It started in KC.
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    Feb 22, 2014 6:08 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    chuckystud said

    ATT U-Verse is a horrible, badly designed, unreliable service that was bad from day one, and has D1 speeds of 1.5M (just awful). ATT runs a serious danger of having its ass spanked in markets where a decent competitor comes into play. ATT Uverse is s a horrible product.


    Glad to see I'm not the only one who hated U-Verse. It seemed so promising but then after signing up and having to actually use the thing, it just didn't have the reliability. I was getting service interruptions on a weekly basis and got tired of calling the customer service department to have them tell me to "unplug the modem, wait a minute then plug it in, did that work?" when I knew the problem was somewhere out in the street.




    Now you are scaring me!, I just ordered ATT Uverse bundle to replace the over priced TWC bundle, although I did get the Max internet package (up to 12 Mbps), ATT highest is 18 Mbps. Now, I still have TWC for another week, I did a download speed test http://www.att.com/speedtest/ what I am getting with standard TWC speed, between 12-15 Mbps. What is the ATT unreliable issue I should be concerned with? Last year I had a bout with TWC outages (internet, TV and phone) because of local construction in my LA area, the system seems to be stable since that time, except a few pixel squaring on the tv on occasion.

    I told ATT I really wanted Verizon FIOS, but this service is not available in my west la area, and im pissed about that because I have heard great stories about it.

    I have been battling TWC over pricing for 5 years now! Calling them up every year that my current package expires, to reduce my bill because there price increases never seem to stop. With them merging with Comcast, I don't like them either, I don't like their whole monopoly, so I was fed up with these giants

    ATT offers non Uverse, which includes DirectTV, should I switch to DirectTV satellite? It was so much simpler, one bill, I would hate to mix service again and get several bills, until Verizon FIOS gets in my area, MY CHOICES ARE LIMITED, and this what I hate the most icon_evil.gif

    I do like the fact ATT Uverse box modem is wifi ready, TWC is not, I will be able to use my cell phone wifi at home finally