| |RobIn Deo speramus.Premium
said by 25139889:They underestimated the power of the industry they are trying to compete in. That goes for the wireless industry, the communication industry, and even the software industry.
Another Google project they'll walk on. They thought they could do it better. Well Google, put your money where your mouth is and lets see. You thought you could do better in the cell phone industry to; you're attempts failed you on unlocked devices. Then the move to bid up spectrum to create an "open" network; failed. Seems that lately anything they touch fails because they're working on the cheap! Time for them to give up now.
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| |said by Rob: I think it less about competition, and more about understanding that there are no short cuts, no matter how deep your pockets/influance.
They underestimated the power of the industry...
engineering, constructing, configuring a new network just takes time.
it is part of what they wanted/needed to learn from this experiment
Granite City, IL
said by 25139889:and everyone will just believe them on that because google can do no wrong. All the meantime they just rake in the cash reading your email and giving you ads, reading your documents and giving you ads, using their voicemail and giving you ads. scanning your search and giving you ads.
Thus until further notice the project will not finish. We greatly apologize"
You have to admit for not dealing with the public, it sure does pay them well. Now all they would have to do is buy facebook and they have the ultimate ad to public revenue stream for the rest of their natural days,and still not really have to deal with the public but make money off them because they are the product being sold!
Just think, facebook able to be searched via google. Can you imagine the ad revenue?
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Koetting Ford, Granite City, illinois... YOU'RE FIRED!!
Granite City, IL
they didn't buy the right congressional critter and local government critters. Sucks to be them! Those city inspectors are not cheap ya know!
Google Gigabit delay possible. When we built the Panama Canal, we had delays. The John Hancock building in Chicago was delayed. Big projects can get delayed when undertaken by those new to the business area they are branching out to. Unlike the other failed Google projects, this one would be seen and understood to be a failure by the general public. The other failed projects were technical dreams that were watched by the geeks and nerds of the IT industry. The general public had little idea the projects even existed. Google Gigabit was a nationwide call to action to dream big. Failure will tactically and strategically hurt Google. Dashing the hopes, for better internet service, of a community of 500,000 families is not a good PR move. Dashing the hopes of your researchers for a large scale Gigabit experimental test network, is not good for employee morale. They may have quit projects before, but this is too important to them to be tossed aside. They will get the entire fiber optic network built and operational. I do think, as they have hinted at, that the network may not be operated above a half of a Gigabit symmetrical during its first years of operation. That is what the announcement may be. It takes a lot of stuff to have every home, business, and government building in Kansas City connected at 1,000Mbps symmetrical. Cutting that in half may be a more realistic in the first years.
Salt Lake City, UT
Re: Fiber to the home for the win!
said by tim tim tim:Its fiber optic connection installed in my home into a AT-iMG606BD FTTH gateway (modem). My ISP is XMission which cost $45/month for 100Mbps/100Mbps service.
Just curious, how much do you pay for this connection and where is it located? I know slc, but in a residence or a business?
WTF?! If Verizon can raise speed tiers before Google can launch 1gbit FTTH then it's a strike against google's rep... the deadline is ~June 18..
push it back and risk losing a good reputation for acutally following through on promises...
initial launches of Android had to be pushed back due to debugging of adobe flash.. another fiasco like this and we can officially say Google is the new Microsoft... screwing things up with customers as guinea pigs..