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One gigabyte a second internet speed? Those lucky [email protected] in Kansas City'll be getting it soon

 
 
Reply Fri 27 Jul, 2012 11:25 am
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Google Fiber: Why does Kansas City get to go high-speed?

Super high-speed Internet comes to Kansas City, courtesy of Google. Business leaders hope lightning fast connections with spur innovation and jobs. Google looks to be expanding further from its original business of Internet searching.

The Google project will also be the cheapest super-fast connection in the country, and Google has added other enticements such as high-speed access for people that don’t have it, about one-quarter of Kansas City’s population. Anyone who doesn’t want to pay $70 a month for the one gigabit per second connection can pay $300 to connect their home to the network and then have free access to the Web at the current US average speeds for seven years – which Google says should increase property values.

http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/2012/0727/Google-Fiber-Why-does-Kansas-City-get-to-go-high-speed
 
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jul, 2012 10:30 am
@tsarstepan,
Quote:

Gigabit + TV $120/mo $300 waived construction fee
Gigabit Internet $70/mo $300 waived construction fee
Free Internet $0/mo $300 construction fee
(one time or $25/mo for 12 mo)


https://fiber.google.com/plans/residential/
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jul, 2012 05:17 pm
@tsarstepan,
Google Fiber: What is it and should you get it?
Google Fiber - a super fast optical fiber Internet service for $70 a month – includes a free Nexus tablet. Google Fiber is only available in Kansas City, so far.
http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/Latest-News-Wires/2012/0727/Google-Fiber-What-is-it-and-should-you-get-it

Is there anybody here who lives in Kansas City area? Either Missouri or Kansas?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 11 Dec, 2012 02:50 pm
@tsarstepan,
Good Grief: Nationwide Google Fiber Would Be Incredibly Cheap To Build
http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2012/12/10/good-grief-nationwide-google-fiber-would-be-incredibly-cheap-to-build/
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 10 Apr, 2013 07:09 am
@tsarstepan,
Austin is officially the second city in the US to get Google Fiber. Them lucky bastards! Mad

High-speed celebration: Austin lands super-fast Google Fiber network
http://www.statesman.com/news/business/its-official-austin-getting-super-fast-google-fibe/nXG3g/
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2013 01:57 pm
@tsarstepan,
Google Announces Provo, Utah As The Third Google Fiber City, Acquires The Local Fiber Provider
http://techcrunch.com/2013/04/17/google-announces-provo-utah-as-the-third-google-fiber-city-acquires-the-local-fiber-provider/
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Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2013 02:22 pm
@tsarstepan,
What would be the usefulness of 1 Giga second to 99% of human beings ?
It may be useful to the military or to big company's analyzing use chunks of data in real time...but hell the common user wouldn't notice the difference !
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2013 02:49 pm
Does this mean that porn will be transmitted a lot faster, and that the whole thing will be done and dusted in two minutes, like it is in real life?
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margo
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2013 02:53 pm
Want fast fibre - eat more bran!
DrewDad
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2013 02:57 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

Austin is officially the second city in the US to get Google Fiber. Them lucky bastards! Mad

Neener neener neener!

Still gotta wait until at least 2014, and even then it only rolls out to one neighborhood at a time.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2013 02:58 pm
@Fil Albuquerque,
Fil Albuquerque wrote:
the common user wouldn't notice the difference !

I assure you, you notice the difference, if you download anything bigger than a web page.
Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2013 05:40 pm
@DrewDad,
My remark was on the side that either you won't have time to go through all that data it if you keep downloading at that speed or a slower speed would very much do the same job well enough if you don't spend 24/7 downloading...I have a 100 mega internet connection and quite happy with it...
DrewDad
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2013 05:53 pm
@Fil Albuquerque,
100 mbps is extremely unusual, though.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 18 Apr, 2013 06:18 am
@Fil Albuquerque,
At best, I can get bursts of 18 to 19 MbPS but that's merely bursts. I would love 100 MbPS in terms of Netflix and Hulu streaming to my BluRay as it doesn't cache very much video so the speed is necessary to keep the streaming from being choppy.

The thing is, Google Fiber will have a much higher rate of speed and still be cheaper then everyone else. I'd even consider using their TV service as well.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 18 Apr, 2013 06:21 am
@margo,
margo wrote:

Want fast fibre - eat more bran!

I always known that Google can help me lower my cholesterol levels! Cool Razz
DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 18 Apr, 2013 06:52 am
@tsarstepan,
One concern I have is that they don't offer voice. At 1 Gbps, I can probably just get a 3rd party VoIP system and not have to worry about traffic prioritization, though.
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