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FFH5
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join:2002-03-03
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Google dragging this out for PR value

Google has been playing everyone for suckers in this PR advertising campaign. 1st they have a long drawn out competition with cities begging to be chosen. Then they choose the location and start work a year later. Now, they want neighborhoods begging to be next by competing against each other for 3 months. And when will the service begin - maybe end of 2013. »bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/2···city-mo/ If Verizon had drug out Fios deployment to 1 location for over 4 yrs they would be getting crucified.

But you have to hand it to Google's PR department. They have people hailing them for being a wonderful benefactor while delivering almost nothing in a over 5 yr timeframe.
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GoodOmens

join:2005-07-06
Arlington, VA
True - but from a strategy standpoint - Verizon already paid the high legal costs to allow their TV service in a lot of town jurisdictions.

Google can probably freeload on a lot of the rulings and save a lot of legal fees.


TKJunkMail
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reply to FFH5
You damn well know that if this service was available where you live, you'd be all over it like a fly on shit.

openbox9
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join:2004-01-26
Germany
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reply to GoodOmens
said by GoodOmens:

Google can probably freeload on a lot of the rulings and save a lot of legal fees.

Google still needs to work the franchise agreements.

tmc8080

join:2004-04-24
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reply to FFH5
said by FFH5:

Google has been playing everyone for suckers in this PR advertising campaign. 1st they have a long drawn out competition with cities begging to be chosen. Then they choose the location and start work a year later. Now, they want neighborhoods begging to be next by competing against each other for 3 months. And when will the service begin - maybe end of 2013. »bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/2···city-mo/ If Verizon had drug out Fios deployment to 1 location for over 4 yrs they would be getting crucified.

But you have to hand it to Google's PR department. They have people hailing them for being a wonderful benefactor while delivering almost nothing in a over 5 yr timeframe.

Verizon's execution of FTTP isn't exactly their FIRST choice.. they gave DSL a go from 1996-2003.. and FTTP was at least 2-3 years in the making.. and they've been screwing it up ever since.. copying the cable company business model to a "T" even using coax as the last feet solution..

Now that there is ANOTHER FTTP company who will end up in 2nd place for FTTP customers real soon, the obvious comparisons going foward will be obvious for "INNOVATION" sake.. and pricing comparisons too.. Having more customers & footprint is NOT an excuse for a lack of innovation, it's a damned incentive (for the clueless out there..)