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Comments on news posted 2013-04-09 13:41:15: Confirming one of the worst kept secrets in recent memory, Google today officially announced that they'll be expanding Google Fiber into Austin. ..

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KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
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reply to Kearnstd

Re: Any year now....

I really don't care about the short-term thinking, quick return investors. I realize they dominate the USA now, and everything seems enslaved to their will, but the longer term, more patient investor is the one who allows the building and growth of industries and infrastructure that really matter.

Props to Google for going down this road in the face of all the naysayers. Google is looking ahead, not just at the pure costs of the Fiber and ISP business itself, but the opportunities that such a great infrastructure can provide, and they will be in the unique position to prosper from it.
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"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini



battleop

join:2005-09-28
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reply to DataRiker

Re: House Prices Will Skyrocket in Austin

50 $58
100 $70
250 $140
1000 $300


xenophon

join:2007-09-17

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reply to xenophon

Re: Any year now....

said by xenophon:

It will be interesting to see the terms with City of Austin, if it's similar to the two KC's in terms of relationship with utilities.

And so something in common is that Austin owns the local utilities. That may be a key criteria if Google goes into another market...

»www.kansascity.com/2013/04/09/41···tin.html

tanzam75

join:2012-07-19

said by xenophon:

And so something in common is that Austin owns the local utilities. That may be a key criteria if Google goes into another market...

How expensive are pole fees, compared to the rest of the build-out?

xenophon

join:2007-09-17

It may not be just about fees. Google mentioned when first selecting KC that logistics to deploy is easier when having fewer entities to deal with.


xenophon

join:2007-09-17

Some interesting Q&A. Google says they are working on a small biz plan but nothing specific...

»www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/b···page=all



DataRiker
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reply to battleop

Re: House Prices Will Skyrocket in Austin

300 is pretty steep compared to 70



battleop

join:2005-09-28
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I don't see that it will make house prices "Skyrocket"