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TexasRebel

join:2011-05-29
Edgewood, TX
reply to Kearnstd

Re: why?

1Gbps symmetrical fiber to the house and I would expect to see it rolling out to neighborhoods where the houses are $300K+ or better known as upper middle class.

on a different note, why the hell does anyone need 1Gbps symmetrical anyway? 25Mbps would be plenty for most people that surf the internet and maybe watch a few movies off Netflix a week.


xenophon

join:2007-09-17

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They will be rolling out to every demographic and neighborhood type that exists - from $30K dumps to $1M+ condos/homes to hirises to exurbia. Are you suggesting Google should only service higher end customers?

Edit:

If it makes you feel better, Gfiber is rolling out to these hoods next Spring...
»www.reeceandnichols.com/Listing/···=6&view=

And these condo buildings downtown..
»www.reeceandnichols.com/Listing/···=6&view=



TriForce

join:2008-05-27
Chico, CA
Reviews:
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reply to TexasRebel

The fiber will be going through neighborhoods of differing incomes on it's way to higher income neighborhoods. Besides, the homes in the picture are far from "runned down." Those are pretty nice homes. Plus, 25Mbps may be more than enough for you but it's far from enough for me.


Kearnstd
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join:2002-01-22
Mullica Hill, NJ
kudos:1
reply to TexasRebel

That maybe just why Google is hitting the normal hoods first. The 300k+ ones might already have been cherry picked for FiOS or Uverse. So Google will go where the others didnt first.
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xenophon

join:2007-09-17

Google went to KC, KS first because they picked them first over KC, MO. Google is first going to the hoods that had the highest number of pre-registrations and this hood (Hanover Heights) had the highest on the KS side.

On the Missouri side, they will start rollout in Spring and most of the highest registrations were indeed high income hoods. KCK doesn't really have particularly high income hoods. Every metro has their lower income areas and KC's is KCK (and KCMO's E Side).

It's prioritized by amount of pre-registrations on each side of state line, not existing ISPs.