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Google Finally Adds HBO to Google Fiber Lineup
Channel Lineup Holes Have Largely Disappeared
by Karl Bode 02:26PM Tuesday Apr 16 2013 Tipped by Bill Neilson See Profile
When Google Fiber launched, the company's $120 TV package (which comes quite deliciously with a symmetrical 1 Gbps connection) had more than a few programming gaps, including ESPN, Disney channels, and premium content from HBO and Cinemax. Most of those gaps have since been filled, with Google announcing today at their blog that they're now offering Google Fiber TV customers HBO and Cinemax. The prices won't be quite as revolutionary as their broadband speeds and prices, however. Google is offering all HBO channels for $20 a month, Cinemax for $10 a month, or a bundle of HBO, Cinemax, Starz and Showtime for $40 a month.

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xenophon

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AMC...

...only major one left. I imagine many will torrent AMC over a Gbit if they don't want to play along.

bobjohnson
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said by xenophon:

...only major one left. I imagine many will torrent AMC over a Gbit if they don't want to play along.

Yeah, AMC is in a bind on this one. Get in for less money or stay out is fine either way in this case.

ITALIAN926

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Re: AMC...

Yea, because the 200 TV customers Google has is a big deal.
LOL

Do we even know how many they have yet?
xenophon

join:2007-09-17

Re: AMC...

Is impressive that Google has scored all the majors (except one) before the rollout has kicked into full gear. They had most before signing up a single customer.

DataRiker
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said by ITALIAN926:

Yea, because the 200 TV customers Google has is a big deal.
LOL

Do we even know how many they have yet?

But as long as we agree that this is a superior product to anything Verizon offers hands down.

Google has to start somewhere.

ITALIAN926

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Re: AMC...

quote:
But as long as we agree that this is a superior product to anything Verizon offers hands down.
Youre such a clown, if Verizon started their FiOS deployment today, theyd be installing equipment/tech that is 10 years newer.

And I dont know if Google TV is superior.. do YOU? Have you subscribed to both? No?
How bout either one? No?

Ummm.

DataRiker
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Proof is in the pudding wouldn't you say? (hard wired test taken two weeks ago )

arundc

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Re: AMC...

All fine and dandy but who are the 1% that are faster?!

DataRiker
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Re: AMC...

said by arundc:

All fine and dandy but who are the 1% that are faster?!

You can't score better than the 99th percentile, as 100th would require you to score better than yourself.

A logical impossibility.

ITALIAN926

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Take a speedtest tomorrow big guy, and dont post an image, post the speedtest link.

ITALIAN926

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Re: AMC...

Im waiting , run that test........
silbaco
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Re: AMC...

"Yes I have Google fiber TV and Internet at my work place"

He shouldn't even have it at all. It is a direct violation of Google's terms of service to use Google Fiber for business use in an office. There are no exceptions. The business packages have not been launched yet. "We are currently focused on our Fiber-to-the-home network, which is for residential consumers."

People using residential internet in business settings are screwing us all. The business usage patterns are very different than residential. Even Sonic.net acknowledged this. Their excessive usage without paying extra raises the prices for everyone.

DataRiker
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Re: AMC...

said by silbaco:

It is a direct violation of Google's terms of service to use Google Fiber for business use in an office. There are no exceptions.


DataRiker
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said by ITALIAN926:

Im waiting , run that test........

You can wait all you want. I might run another If i feel like taking something off line again.

ITALIAN926

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Re: AMC...

You are so full of it , whats taking so long? Trying to contact one of the 27 subscribers of Google Fiber to run a speed test for you? LMAO.

DataRiker
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Re: AMC...

said by ITALIAN926:

You are so full of it , whats taking so long? Trying to contact one of the 27 subscribers of Google Fiber to run a speed test for you? LMAO.

I'll post a few tomorrow. And I will link to the page.

ITALIAN926

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Re: AMC...

Kool lol

DataRiker
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Re: AMC...

Here is an older link when I first started from speedtest.net with everything live

»www.speedtest.net/result/2592863821.png

ITALIAN926

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Well? Are you off today?

FLATLINE

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And your an idiot. Every article that even comes close to talking about Google fiber is now also accompanied by some idiotic post by you. Every time you post you just keep reinforcing the fact that you don't understand anything about this experiment.

ITALIAN926

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Re: AMC...

Youre right, as an idiot, I dont understand anything about "this experiment" at all. What I really dont understand is why Google Fiber makes headlines almost on an every day basis, when they are probably the 10th largest FTTP provider in this country, and should not be compared to Verizon in any way, shape or form. Bc their name is Google? With a bank account like theirs, they should be expanding to dozens even hundreds of cities. They have like 5 customers, and are rated by Netflix as the best ISP in the country. Hillarious.

It takes a simple equipment swap for Verizon to out perform Google on a speed test. Google has not done anything revolutionary here, it doesnt matter what the speedtests say for a few people in Kansas City.

While I dont understand "this experiment" Im still waiting for all the revolutionary Gigabit applications to take off in KC. Its been such a success in KC, they announce expansion to new a town like once a year.

FLATLINE

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Re: AMC...

Maybe Im the idiot here. Help me understand why your all bent over Google deploying some fiber because I just dont get what the problem is.

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said by ITALIAN926:

Yea, because the 200 TV customers Google has is a big deal.
LOL

Do we even know how many they have yet?

Yep, that's exactly what I meant.
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DataRiker
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Re: AMC...

He is really grasping at straws at this point.

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ITALIAN926

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Re: AMC...

Cool, its interesting how test number three was run 3 hours into the future though. .. and why are you STILL posting images, and not speedtest links? Hmm

Aside from that, even if you have this service, after you subscribe to FiOS TV , then you make your opinions as to what is "superior".

ITALIAN926

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Re: AMC...

Follow my lead.. »www.speedtest.net/result/2654874148.png



Shit, mine says 1020pm.. WTF speedtest.net lol
xenophon

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Re: AMC...

Uh, you don't know what GMT means?

ITALIAN926

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Re: AMC...

didnt notice it

DataRiker
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said by ITALIAN926:

Shit, mine says 1020pm.. WTF speedtest.net lol

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenwich_Mean_Time

DataRiker
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»www.speedtest.net/result/2653801584.png

FFH5
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With more channels, Google price closer to cable

As Google starts adding content that is normally in a triple play pkg from cable, Google's price advantage starts to evaporate. And yes Internet speed is mucho faster with Google. But guess what - most cable customers won't care. Once the speed is over 20 or 30 Mbps, it becomes irrelevant to most users(dslreports fanatics excluded).

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dishrich

join:2006-05-12
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still better than any other provider out there today

The prices won't be quite as revolutionary as their broadband speeds and prices, however. Google is offering all HBO channels for $20 a month, Cinemax for $10 a month, or a bundle of HBO, Cinemax, Starz and Showtime for $40 a month.

No, but considering they offer EVERY premium feed in HD if it's available, as their standard offering - it sure as hell beats any/all other providers out there now. (they do have some premium feeds in SD only, since obviously those said programmers do NOT have HD feeds up for them, yet...)
Not to mention, $40 for ALL premiums is the cheapest (non-promo) price I've seen from any current provider to boot!
silbaco
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Re: still better than any other provider out there today

Offering HBO alone for $20 per month however is the most expensive I have ever seen it priced.
Happydude32
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Not to mention, $40 for ALL premiums is the cheapest (non-promo) price I've seen from any current provider to boot!
I pay Time Warner $42 extra for all the movie channels, and that’s the regular rate. It's $30 more for HBO, Cinemax, Showtime/TMC/Flix and the Digital Movie Pass Tier that includes all of the Encore channels, plus FearNet and a few others. Plus an additional $12 for the Starz package which for some reason has to be ordered separately and is not part of the Signature Home Premium View package. I get the HD versions of every movie channel that has an HD feed except for two of the Starz channels (Cinema and In Black, I think) and Encore Action HD. Aside from the majority of the Encore channels, the only premiums that don’t have an HD feeds available are Showtime Family Zone and Flix.
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cypherstream
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Not unreasonable

HBO I think is $18 a month with some providers. They raised their rates again this year to all providers.

But with Google Fiber looks like everything is automatically in HD if possible. I wonder if they have On Demand or throw in HBOGo / MaxGo ?

Google Fiber TV looks pretty nice. Plenty of demo and review videos on Youtube about it, just search.
»www.youtube.com/results?search_q···oLd8erMk

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BiggA

join:2005-11-23
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Finally

For a while there it was looking like people would have to use TWC cable with their Google fiber internet.