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fnnews

join:2003-04-29
Chino Hills, CA

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Will you switch to Google Fiber?

Google Fiber offers:

5 Mbps Free,
1 Gbps For $70,
TV and Fiber: $120

»fiber.google.com/plans/residential/

Just curiosity, if it is available in your city/area, how many people are interested in this?

kes601

join:2007-04-14
Virginia Beach, VA
kudos:2
It's only in Kansas City, so nope...


bohratom
Jersey Shore is back again.

join:2011-07-07
Red Bank NJ

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reply to fnnews
Considering its just rolling out in one city atm, no. But if I wake up tomorrow and someone offers me 5/1mb for 7 years for just a one time $300 fee I would sign up in a heartbeat. For what I use the internet for the 5/1mb will still let me stream netflix 720p HD.


Smith6612
Premium,MVM
join:2008-02-01
North Tonawanda, NY
kudos:24
reply to fnnews
If something like Google Fiber ever shows up in my area, I'll switch over. 5Mbps for pretty much nothing or 1Gbps for $70? I'll take it.

For a security conscious person, who knows what Google is doing though to make it that cheap.


Bubka3
Premium
join:2012-07-26
Brooklyn, NY
reply to fnnews
It's only available in one city because they probably could support the bandwidth of more then one.

Max Greene

join:2000-12-22
Bayonne, NJ

1 recommendation

reply to Smith6612
nothing a vpn couldnt resolve.

v4npro

join:2008-10-24
Pasadena, MD
reply to fnnews
I would switch in a heart beat.


aaronwt
Premium
join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA
reply to fnnews
If it were available here I would at least sign up for the free 5/1 internet and use it as a backup for my FiOS Internet.


MuDvAyNe
Premium
join:2002-03-02
Brooklyn, NY
reply to fnnews
Google is taking over the world!!
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Mets, Cowboys, Devils


Jackarino
YacCity
Premium
join:2006-12-28
Allendale, NJ
kudos:1
reply to fnnews
Google's fiber system looks good

pappy97

join:2007-03-12
Dallas, TX
Assuming Google Fiber at some point becomes available where I am at:

Hmmm. Well I moved here (Wylie, TX) when I moved to DFW area specifically to be in a FIOS area.

And if Google Fiber competed with FIOS, I would assume Verizon would try to compete in some respect. Maybe not symmetrical gigabit, but 500/500 for a reasonable price?

dmodert66

join:2007-04-02
Ontario, CA
reply to fnnews
It's not one city you guys...Jeesh. It's TWO! (Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Mo).

Would I switch if it where available in my area? Depends. IF it came to my city AND the prices stayed the same AND I was able to the same channels with the same or better quality, then yes, I would switch.


dosdoxies
Premium
join:2004-12-15
Wallingford, PA
reply to fnnews
Is this part of Google's TiSP service?

"Code-named "Dark Porcelain," Google said its "Toilet Internet Service
Provider" (TiSP) works with Microsoft Corp.'s new Windows Vista
operating system. But sorry-septic tanks are incompatible with the
system's requirements."

''There's actually a thriving little underground community that's been
studying this exact solution for a long time,'' Page said in the
facetious statement. ''And today our Toilet ISP team is pleased to be
leading the way through the sewers, up out of your toilet and -- splat
-- right onto your PC.''

"Google said TiSP would be offered in three
speeds: Trickle, The No. 2, and Royal Flush."

Maybe by "fiber" they mean...... oh, never mind.


Paul in SF

join:2010-09-11
San Francisco, CA
kudos:1
reply to fnnews
Oh heck yes.


houkouonchi

join:2002-07-22
Ontario, CA
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
reply to fnnews
Considering I already max out the upstream on 2x 150/75 yes I would definitely switch if it was available in my area. But yeah.. not available here and probably never will be so nope... Nor will it be for you since you are all of 8-10 miles away from me OP =P
--
300/150 mbit Bonded Verizon FiOS connection FTW!


TitusTroy

join:2009-06-18
New York, NY
reply to fnnews
so they are rolling it out in only 2 states, both of which have cities named Kansas City?...strange...how long before a wider rollout?

but since the Google name is attached to it you know it will be amazing right from the get-go...Google is slowly taking over the world

Sammer

join:2005-12-22
Canonsburg, PA
reply to dmodert66
said by dmodert66:

It's not one city you guys...Jeesh. It's TWO! (Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Mo).

It's the most populous (Kansas City, MO) and third most populous city of a single metropolitan area. Don't hold your breath waiting for Google to bring fiber to another metro area.

SIOYGYG

join:2011-01-08
Charlotte, NC
reply to fnnews
there are plans to make google fiber nationwide but if you are served by fios you will not see it

tvdrew

join:2008-08-20
Washington, DC
reply to Smith6612
said by Smith6612:

For a security conscious person, who knows what Google is doing though to make it that cheap.

Article with one explanation: »www.technewsworld.com/story/75799.html

I don't think it's the speed, though, as the article suggests. I think Google's angle is net neutrality concerns. As a content provider, they are worried that they will not be able to access customers, or will be able to do so only at the price Comcast, Verizon, TWC, etc. demand. This is a hedge against that.

I doubt the price has much to do with the costs google is currently incurring on this venture.


MrKal_El

join:2003-01-19
Franklin Square, NY
reply to aaronwt
Exactly.

serge87

join:2009-11-29
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
reply to SIOYGYG
said by SIOYGYG:

there are plans to make google fiber nationwide but if you are served by fios you will not see it

citation?

thepawn

join:2002-10-22
Clifton, NJ
reply to fnnews
I would if I could, but I can't, so I won't.


AnnaS8

join:2005-05-26
Annapolis, MD

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reply to fnnews
Ahhh...So this is how Skynet was started.

And yes if it was offered here I would get the google fiber with TV and the free Nexus 7 tablet.

EDIT: Just preregistered and was told they were currently concentrating on deploying in both KCs but had an email sign up for Google Fiber updates and to be notified when Google Fiber came to my area.

I think everyone should preregister who want it so they no where else they could go and possible put pressure on other ISPs to speed their stuff up. I know it won't work that way but I can dream...lol


HD_Ride
Premium
join:2000-10-18
Jerseyastan
reply to thepawn
said by thepawn:

I would if I could, but I can't, so I won't.

well said!

+1


Onedollar

join:2001-08-27
Pomona, CA
kudos:6
reply to serge87
»www.bgr.com/2012/08/02/google-fi···n-rumor/

All rumors, question is if the numbers all churn out to be profitable venture

said by serge87:

said by SIOYGYG:

there are plans to make google fiber nationwide but if you are served by fios you will not see it

citation?



aaronwt
Premium
join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA
Why not FiOS areas? They are the only large provider that could have a possiblity of competing with the Google Fiber speeds.


Smith6612
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join:2008-02-01
North Tonawanda, NY
kudos:24
Reviews:
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·Frontier Communi..
I believe I saw somewhere mention that Google is using a Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON?!) for their Gigabit network. If that is the case and it's not something such as GXPON or another form of modulation, Verizon could very well say "1Gbps, tomorrow night, do it" and have 1Gbps/1Gbps going to everyone. That is provided that the ONTs are up to the task and the newer ActionTec routers (Rev. G and I) are up to the task.

Apparently the Google Fiber router is believed to be made by ActionTec as well. No surprise, since their routers have nice hardware in them. The firmware is another issue, however.


birdfeedr
Premium,MVM
join:2001-08-11
Warwick, RI
kudos:9
reply to aaronwt
said by aaronwt:

Why not FiOS areas? They are the only large provider that could have a possiblity of competing with the Google Fiber speeds.

And what ISP wants serious competition?

There's a difference between being THE competition and HAVING competition.

So think any cableco vs. googlefiber or fios vs. googlefiber. Which competition pair is most likely? Googlefiber can take on any cableco. Neither google nor verizon want to take each other on at this time. Neither one has pockets that deep. Shareholders won't allow it.

Besides, you know how long it took to fiber up your area. Do you think you could stand it again to wait for reality?

All the google hype now was fios hype in '05. You'll find that google, just like verizon is now, will turn into just another cableco. They're all in predictable life stages.

To the OP's question: if I was stuck with high price cable or slow tech dsl or worse, I'd be tempted, very tempted. But we know that Kansas City is a test bed for google's other dreams. Sure they can control the network and what's done on it, but that's nowhere near as lucrative to their main business.

Kansas City is just a means to another end.

McBane

join:2008-08-22
Plano, TX
I don't think Google fiber uses a passive optical network so technically it can provide far superior speeds than what FiOS has deployed even in GPON areas, so hell yes I would go for it. More for less? Who wouldn't? Let's not beat around the bush, what google has deployed, Verizon would have to completely rip out and replace their current FiOS network with a more expensive active network and IPTV solution. Google did their fiber network right from step 1. Verizon is years behind even with FiOS.

I'm very happy with my 150/65 though and that's still better than what most people in the US and the world have. If I had google fiber I would have to like turn my garage into a mini datacenter or something. Maybe google will find a way into most markets as it's own new Telco in a decade or two though? Who knows.

OwlSaver
OwlSaver
Premium
join:2005-01-30
Berwyn, PA
reply to fnnews
I tried FiOS to see what it was like. At the time, I was OK with Comcast. But after having FiOS for a short while I could not see going back to Comcast. I would do the same thing if Google Fiber became available. I would try it and see how it was.