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bugabuga

join:2004-06-10
Austin, TX

Austin is getting Google Fiber :)

Local news KVUE confirmed with city sources that Austin is getting Google Fiber Wonder when/what areas. Hope Time Warner Cable is panicking (but will be glad my 2010 wish came true)

KVUE report: »www.kvue.com/news/Google-Fiber-c···291.html
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KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
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join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK

Oh that is some epic good news. Not only for Austin, obviously but because it means Google believes that Google Fiber is a viable profitable venture going forward AND WILL NOW BE EXPANDING TO OTHER CITIES.

I can't tell you how GREAT this news is. Even if you are not a fan of Google Fiber, their mere presence means other Internet providers will upgrade, lower prices, and provide better service as well as stop doing things you hate and start doing things you like. It's call competition, *REAL* competition, and this is VERY GOOD NEWS.
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IowaCowboy
Iowa native
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join:2010-10-16
Springfield, MA
reply to bugabuga

Bring it to Springfield (MA).

Verizon refuses to deploy FiOS here. And the Boston Metro area does not have FiOS, its in the Boston Suburbs.


bugabuga

join:2004-06-10
Austin, TX
reply to KrK

Yep. It also explains that letter TWC sent me with "Oh your promotion is extended for 3 more months! And we're bumping up speeds!"
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KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
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join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK

Wow, what a co-incidence! Just out of the goodness of their hearts, eh?



IowaCowboy
Iowa native
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Springfield, MA
Reviews:
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reply to KrK

Maybe Google will be the Bell System of Fiber and expand it nationwide. Then they'll snuff out their competitors and get broken up 83 years later (the time that it took to break up AT&T/Bell System). It would be kind of nice to see Comcast broken up as they are behaving like Ma Bell.



KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
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join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK

More ideally, they'll force competitors to upgrade, and we end up like Korea, and finally take back the Internet future.

Ok, crazy talk, I know... but I can hope.
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Steve Mehs
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reply to IowaCowboy

said by IowaCowboy:

Bring it to Springfield (MA).

Verizon refuses to deploy FiOS here. And the Boston Metro area does not have FiOS, its in the Boston Suburbs.

Why would you even want Google Fiber or Verizon Fios for that matter? Wasn't it just yesterday when you yourself said that 1 Gbps is overkill for residential use and that no one needs anything faster than a 50 x 10 connection? I mean since youre never going to want or need anything faster as long as you live and youll never have more than 50 GB of file transfer a month, since no residential account should exceed that, than you should be happy with your current Comcast cable modem service for the rest of your life.
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IowaCowboy
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Springfield, MA
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It's not speed that matters to me as much as service quality. 50/10 is fine speed wise but when it cuts out is when I wish Comcast had real competition.

Even a cable TV overbuilder coming to town would be nice. I lived in an area with an overbuilder in town and cable TV is at least $20 per month cheaper in overbuilder towns (I know this firsthand).

My Internet is good when it works but getting them to fix things is as fun as getting teeth pulled. The techs are useless.

If they had competition, things would be better.
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silbaco
Premium
join:2009-08-03
USA
reply to KrK

Their expansion doesn't mean it will necessarily be profitable. If they expected it to be profitable, they would be rolling it out in many more markets and much more quickly.

My guess is that it is just another trial market and perhaps another attempt to push the incumbents. The uptake is what will determine the profitability of the service and it is still too soon to know how that will work out.



KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
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join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK

Perhaps.... but if things were looking bleak in KC I don't think they would be willing to jump into it again. KC must be shaping up in a way they like.
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Ostracus

join:2011-09-05
Henderson, KY
reply to silbaco

Well it benefits Google when it comes to the Net Neutrality issue, and pushes the incumbents closer towards "dumb pipes".



KrK
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Tulsa, OK
reply to bugabuga

What a let down it would be if the reports are wrong and the press conference is to announce a new Google Campus or something in Austin.
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atxneighbor

@reliablehosting.com
reply to bugabuga

i live just across the street from the edge of austin (1000 ft.), so im not sure if it will include us or not.

i would be happy to pay the $300 install fee for regular speed for 7 years - works out to be about $3.57 a month.

this will definitely drive down twc prices!

as for att they might get left in the dust with their so-called pair bonding for 75mbps.



MeInDallas

join:2001-08-17
Dallas, TX
reply to bugabuga

said by bugabuga:

Yep. It also explains that letter TWC sent me with "Oh your promotion is extended for 3 more months! And we're bumping up speeds!"

I got the same one the other day lol

me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO
reply to KrK

said by KrK:

AND WILL NOW BE EXPANDING TO OTHER CITIES.

This is the best part, hopefully all of the kc merto are gets it, along with all of the austin area and it just keeps growing from there. Sure the two markets may not be that big over all but its a good start. Its also nice to see a company giving the middle of the country some love instead of the coasts.


workablob

join:2004-06-09
Houston, TX
kudos:3
Reviews:
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reply to bugabuga

said by bugabuga:

Yep. It also explains that letter TWC sent me with "Oh your promotion is extended for 3 more months! And we're bumping up speeds!"

Why did I leave Austin? I can't seem to remember now.

Dave
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