Gotta spread that bandwidth around...
So much for not being evil...so un-progressive of them especially since they didn't build their business.
How are they being evil or un-progressive? They have not announced any service pricing. They have not stated if there will be lower cost speed tiers for a lower price than the 1Gbps symmetrical service. They have not stated if there will be a free purely advertising supported option. They have not stated what the customer premises equipment choices will be. They have not published a deployment progress map. How can you judge the future service offers, if there is no detailed information on those future service offers?
I think it is unfair to judge a company's offering of future services, when the details of those future service offers are completely unknown.
Pleasant Hill, MO
Actually they did say that the 1gb will be $100, and a 100/100 will be $50.
But still thats far far lower than any other isp in the nation. Comcast's 100/15 costs like $300 and their 1gb costs a few thousand(granted its a dedicated line) Heck Tw and att(which service most of the area google will be in) dont even offer 100m connections here. Surewest does offer 100/100 but its $100.
But I agree not at all un-progressive. They are a private company not the government, its not their job to offer stuff to lower income people at a lower price(heck even the local government doesn't really do that around here) If they let people bundle together to buy the connection they would open themselves to the possibility of people reselling the connection($20 for a 20/20 connection, 6 of them and you are turning a profit with still over 800/800 to yourself).
Not to mention lots of people pay more than what the 100/100 would cost for far less as is around here. Google is a privately owned business, not a social program or charity.