reply to pnh102
Re: Finally The Locals Get It No guarantee that the incumbents won't try, try again to stop this build. Still can't see a valid reason why less then 100mbit connections at twice the price are good enough and deserving of monopoly status anywhere in the country, even in FIOS land!
they can't stop the build nor hold it up. TWC and ATT do NOT own the poles so they can't stop them for that. The only thing they could do is slow their installs to the actual Internet backbone unless Google plans on running their own fiber direct to their own data center, and i don't see Google going out that far and doing that.
Google's trying to prove something that really doesn't need to be proven since they won't have the uptake that they're hoping for, nor will the public be able to utilize those speeds they're claiming they'll be handing out.
Yes , sorry to say, but this project will fail. Google has no pay TV service , and with such a limited footprint, they will not be able to create one.
Over in FiOS land, the areas without TV franchises have extremely low penetration. I know the Netflix/ Illegal sharing fanboys will disagree, but facts are facts. TV is what sells service.
So, to offer such a service as a 3rd player without TV is destined to be doomed.
Wait till the people sign up for Gbps service and see virtually no real detectable differences when theyre using it. Looking forward to the posts of speedtest results.
"I have 1Gbps fiber, and cant do a damn thing with 95% of it."
Some of the experiences among users of the LUS Fiber network in Lafayette, LA would seem to show success for Google Gigabit Service. The intra-network 100Mbps symmetrical service for LUS customers has attracted companies that cherished the ability of sharing very large amounts of data quickly among members at an office or at home. The remote storage and cloud computing service industry is growing in the LUS service area. The thing is, we do not know how exactly Google will market the service. They could act as a wholesalers to companies that can do a triple play offering as retailers.
EDIT: I put in wrong city for LUS Fiber. Cut and paste can be bad, if you are sleepy. That is a warning to all you youngsters. Do NOT post when you are tired. You might end up typing in the wrong state and waste other posters time.
LUS is in Louisiana no?
I lived a stones throw away from the deployment.
reply to ITALIAN926
totally agree. There is only one other place i know that has 1gig to the home and its due to a college pilot for the students, but it does MORE than just Internet.
reply to davidhoffman
Google has already said they would be the ones in charge of the network, it would not be wholesale.
as far as bringing in any new companies; i don't see that happening, that area already has some of the largest companies in the country. Overland Park, KS is a stones throw away from KC and already is home to Sprint-Nextel, Old Navy-Gap, etc. And is in the top 10 richest counties in the country. They are doing fine with TWC and AT&T.
And LUS- is NOT in TN.
reply to DataRiker
Yeah, Chattanooga is EPB Fiber.
reply to DataRiker
Yep, I screwed up posting while tired. Sorry.