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Google Fiber Lights Up Second 'Fiberhood'
Dub's Dread Residents Can Now Sign up for Service
by Karl Bode 02:15PM Friday Oct 19 2012
The folks over at Google today announced that they're lighting up their second "fiberhood" as the company deploys service to the Kansas City area communities that made the most noise during their six week "rally." According to Google, Dub's Dread residents can now sign up for Google Fiber service, which was launched in July and comes in three flavors: a 5 Mbps connection for free (after you pay a $300 installation fee), a symmetrical 1 Gbps connection for $70 a month, or a symmetrical 1 Gbps connection and full IPTV lineup for $120 a month. Back in September Google announced their construction schedule for the service, which you can find here. Google says users in Dub's Dread need to sign up here for service by November 15 or they'll miss out on this wave of installations.

As a reminder, if you're in a build area we'll be happy to pay you for your detailed impressions of the service.

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AVD
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lol

"Dub's Dreads"

Mike
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Re: lol

Sounds like an Ubuntu release name.
ISurfTooMuch

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Re: lol

Or a techno-raggae band.

FFH
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said by AVD:

"Dub's Dreads"

Looks like Google wired up a golf course community:


»maps.google.com/maps?q=Dub%27s+D···109&z=14

Must have been one of those Kansas City communities that hired people to go door to door to get everyone signed up so they could get fiber 1st.
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tshirt
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Re: lol

Looks like a nice place to live with or without fiber (the fiber might help you survive in the winter/golf unfriendly months.)

Looking at a map I would not even have thought that was kansas city proper, seems out in the 'burbs to me.

FFH
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Re: lol

said by tshirt:

Looks like a nice place to live with or without fiber (the fiber might help you survive in the winter/golf unfriendly months.)

Looking at a map I would not even have thought that was kansas city proper, seems out in the 'burbs to me.

It is on the western edge of the city.
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tshirt
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Re: lol

Yeah, I looked that up.
It and several of the first installs are out there, nice area, suprised they chose city taxes over remaining unincorparated, even if city services are nice.
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Re: lol

said by tshirt:

Yeah, I looked that up.
It and several of the first installs are out there, nice area, suprised they chose city taxes over remaining unincorparated, even if city services are nice.

How do you infer they "chose" ?

Around these parts, unincorporated areas are taken hostage against their will by tax-hungry cities nearby.

tshirt
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Re: lol

Generally, Annexations require a majority vote of the land owner to be come part of incorporated city. The city gains taxable area and the annexed area gets access to city services (police, fire, etc)

however large or high value properties may find the property taxes to be prohibitive unless local law or the annexation terms protect, say farmers who couldn't pay even a single years tax at city rates.

The Geneva Convention actaul spoke againist un-elected annexationsand the disregarde of the rights of the existing populations so I doubt even California allows "taking hostage" but cities are always hungery for new tax base, and and once the suburbs reach a certain density annexation is pushed by somebody (lets see, you move out of the city for clean air,open space, and simplified gov't...and NOW you want to drag those same things you hated about the city out here?)
Many areas are inacting state legislation to limit cities growth rates and prevent the urban sprawl seen in California's mega urban areas (thinking bay area, LA, sandeigo, etc.) where city touches city touches city with no unincorporated area left as a buffer.
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said by tshirt:

Generally, Annexations require a majority vote of the land owner to be come part of incorporated city. The city gains taxable area and the annexed area gets access to city services (police, fire, etc)

however large or high value properties may find the property taxes to be prohibitive unless local law or the annexation terms protect, say farmers who couldn't pay even a single years tax at city rates.

The Geneva Convention actaul spoke againist un-elected annexationsand the disregarde of the rights of the existing populations so I doubt even California allows "taking hostage" but cities are always hungery for new tax base, and and once the suburbs reach a certain density annexation is pushed by somebody (lets see, you move out of the city for clean air,open space, and simplified gov't...and NOW you want to drag those same things you hated about the city out here?)
Many areas are inacting state legislation to limit cities growth rates and prevent the urban sprawl seen in California's mega urban areas (thinking bay area, LA, sandeigo, etc.) where city touches city touches city with no unincorporated area left as a buffer.

WRONG. In California, annexations do happen without a public vote, without consent of those impacted.

If you know anything about California and Los Angeles politics, you'd realize they would consider themselves exempt from the Geneva convention.

Still not sure what "urban sprawl" actually is, but you're correct in spirit - unincorporated towns sometimes do file to become cities, in order to thwart the potential of being annexed. Unfortunately for the residents of our local harbor, the state voted to remove their right to do so, making them a permanent cash cow for the county - they're kind of like our own District of Columbia.

One doesn't need to be annexed to have access to municipal services. Those can and are contracted across boundary lines every day of the year based on geographical common sense.

Every major city and county here have settlement agreements for border-area-parcels that are better served by foreign utilities and emergency agencies.
tmc8080

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and?

So, post some speedtests... makes consumers in the northeast jealous...

tshirt
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Re: and?

NO one is actually installed yet, just time for the "offical" pick your plan moment (and maybe another bigger deposit, couldn't get that far on the site without commiting some address to service) Still coming SOON!

Speedy

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Oh... you meant Google speedtests! Sorry. My bad.
Joe12345678

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149; Extra TV boxes ($5/mo each for 24 months)

does that mean you own the TV boxes and there are not outlet fees?

skuv

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Lights up?

They haven't even lit up the first Fiberhood.

Taking orders is not lighting up the fiber.
ophelus

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Kansas City, MO

Re: Lights up?

There are people in town that do have service.. at least google wants to make that known by putting the multi-colored bunny in front of their house..