Google Fiber Coming To Austin, Texas

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  1. CatfishRivers

    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    Google Fiber Coming to Austin, Texas | Home Media Magazine (click for full article)

    by Erik Gruenwedel - April 6, 2013

    "Google Fiber's 1 gigabyte high speed Internet service reportedly is coming to Austin, Texas following initial rollout in the Kansas City area.

    While online media sources speculate Google could announce rollout of its fiber optic service during a news conference April 9, ABC TV affiliate KVUE.com, confirmed the news, citing multiple sources.

    Netflix has said Google Fiber is the fastest Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the United States at 2.55 Mbps - about 100 times faster than the next fastest broadband service.

    Netflix, which tracks some of the highest Internet traffic during peak hours, posts a list on its website of fastest ISPs based on their performance delivering the subscription video-on-demand's streaming content.

    Residents in Kansas City have been able to receive free broadband ISP service following a $300 installation fee, while faster gigabyte service is available for $70 a month; $120 monthly when including Google TV, according to the search giant's website.

    "You could upload your entire DVD collection in less than a day," Austin-based tech blogger Stacey Higginbotham told KVUE."
  2. ChrisG8

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    Ha ha, was this translated to Korean then to Japanese and back to English? The fastest internet service at 2.55Mbps, about 100 times faster than the second fastest service, which would be 25.5Kbps. I would just stick with dialup rather than the second fastest broadband service if that was correct. $120/month for broadband internet service and Google TV? I am possibly the biggest Google TV fan in the country but I sure wouldn't pay that.

    Now, the truth is pay $300 construction fee and then get 5Mbps download service for free, at least in Kansas City, is a great deal.
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    Netflix ranking reveals 17 fastest ISPs in America | VentureBeat (click for full article)

    by John Koester - March 11, 2013

    "Who better than Netflix to measure how fast your ISP is?

    After all, the online TV and movie distributor has, on occasion, used up to a third of all bandwidth in North America singlehandedly. And Netflix's 33 million customers currently stream more than a billion hours of TV and movies every single month.

    The streaming media company has put out a "Netflix ISP Index," giving you insight into which Internet service providers are the fastest.
    In the U.S., that list starts with Google, which is running a high-speed fiber experiment in Kansas and boasts an average download speed of 3.35 megabits per second. Cox comes in fourth, followed closely by Verizon FIOS. But long-time incumbents AT&T, Time Warner, and ClearWire languish well in the rear:

    Google Fiber - 3.35 Mbps
    Cablevision - Optimum - 2.35 Mbps
    SuddenLink - 2.19 Mbps
    Cox - 2.12 Mbps
    Verizon-FIOS - 2.10 Mbps
    Charter - 2.08 Mbps
    Comcast - 2.06 Mbps
    Mediacom - 2.04 Mbps
    Time Warner Cable - 2.04 Mbps
    Bright House - 2.02 Mbps
    AT&T U-Verse - 1.91 Mbps
    Centurylink - 1.68 Mbps
    Windstream - 1.61 Mbps
    Frontier - 1.54 Mbps
    AT&T DSL - 1.43 Mbps
    Verizon DSL - 1.37 Mbps
    Clearwire - 1.25 Mbps

    The results are average velocity, so peak velocity can be much higher.

    The ranking is useful for choosing an ISP, or negotiating with your current service provider. And, perhaps, from Netflix' point of view, it's also a shot across the bow of ISPs that might be tempted to "packet-shape," or slow down traffic from media companies that don't pay extra for higher speed.

    Globally, Netflix members in Finland have the highest average speed, while Mexican Netflix subscribers have the lowest. And all ISPs in Denmark, Sweden, and Finland delivered better than a 2Mbps download speed.

    You can check your results here."
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2013

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