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silbaco
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join:2009-08-03
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Fiber

It's been close to a year since Google announced they were bringing Google Fiber to Austin, yet it is At&t and Grande that are going to be offering 1Gbps service before Google even offers service to their first house.

No doubt they are only doing it because of Google so for that Google deserves credit. But it just goes to show how Google is choosing to use press releases to shake up the competition instead of actual infrastructure. They clearly have no intention of ever becoming a national provider at the rate they are building.



firephoto
We the people
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join:2003-03-18
Brewster, WA

said by silbaco:

They clearly have no intention of ever becoming a national provider.

Would that be the AT&T that is not a provider here (i am in the nation btw)? Maybe Verizon that isn't here? Comcast, nope. Charter, nope. Time Warner, nope.

Are there actually any national providers, my casual research says no.

And to clarify, provider of the internet, not walled internet likeness.
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xenophon

join:2007-09-17
reply to silbaco

And Google wins either way as there would probably not be a major push for Gbit (under $100/month) if they didn't become a player.


silbaco
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join:2009-08-03
USA
reply to firephoto

Are you seriously arguing about the definition of national? National, super-regional, whatever. It doesn't matter.


silbaco
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reply to xenophon

Oh Google wins no matter what happens. Any time infrastructure improves Google benefits and they know it.


TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH
reply to silbaco

That's been said from the get-go.


TBBroadband

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reply to xenophon

What major push? A handful of cities do NOT count and national fiber networks were and are being built regardless of Google. Just because they put out a few PRs and buy a city's network leaving them with the debt and built a few neighbors in a select few other cities don't mean that Google is the God-send that caused others to deploy. And if Google really though they had a product on price- tell them to go and compete with VZ and see how well they last.



alchav

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Saint George, UT
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reply to silbaco

said by silbaco:

It's been close to a year since Google announced they were bringing Google Fiber to Austin, yet it is At&t and Grande that are going to be offering 1Gbps service before Google even offers service to their first house.

You guys are clueless, to offer 1Gbps Fiber to any City at a certain price there has to be a commitment. Companies come up with a price, and they have a Break Even Point. They are not going to come out and spend money laying Fiber on just hopes and prayers. Plans have to be made and laid out, along with commitments and monies. That Break Even Point has to be there, and that is why it takes so long everyone drags their feet when the rubber hits the road.

silbaco
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join:2009-08-03
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Really? If they are looking for commitments then perhaps they should actually start trying to get them. They have made no moves to take preorders or even tell the general public what they have planned. They have barely even started hiring. At&t announced plans to launch fiber in Austin the same day and have already rolled out ftth in some areas.