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  1. revue5

    revue5 Well-Known Member

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    Google Fiber (in US)


    • Free internet


    • up to 5Mbps download - 1Mbps upload speed
      (one time $300 construction fee or 12 monthly payments of $25)
      (no data caps)
      includes:
      • Network Box ...... (router)



    or




    • Gigabit Internet for $70/mo


    • up to 1,000 Mb/sec download - 1,000 Mb/sec upload speed
      (that's almost 100 times faster internet)
      (no construction fee & no data caps)
      includes:
      • Network Box ................(router)
      • 1TB Google Drive ...... (cloud storage)


    or



    • Gigabit Internet + TV for $120/mo



    • up to 1,000 Mb/sec download - 1,000 Mb/sec upload speed
      (that's almost 100 times faster internet)
      (no construction fee & no data caps)
      includes:
      • Full channel TV lineup
      • Nexus 7 tablet ............. (remote control)
      • 1 TV Box ..................... (stb)
      • Network Box ............... (router)
      • Storage Box ................ (dvr)
      • 1TB Google Drive ....... (cloud storage)






    https://fiber.google.com/about/


    :)

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    revue5 Well-Known Member

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    Google Fiber
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    • Gigabit Internet + TV for $120/mo


    • up to 1,000 Mb/sec download - 1,000 Mb/sec upload speed
      (that's almost 100 times faster internet)
      (no construction fee & no data caps)
      includes:
      • Full channel TV lineup
      • Nexus 7 tablet ............. (remote control)
      • 1 TV Box ..................... (stb)
      • Network Box ............... (router)
      • Storage Box ................ (dvr)
      • 1TB Google Drive ....... (cloud storage)



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    https://fiber.google.com/about/
     
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    Google Announces Provo, Utah As The Third Google Fiber City, Acquires The Local Fiber Provider | TechCrunch (click for full article)

    by Greg Kumparak - April 17, 2013

    "If you're in Provo, Utah: Congratulations, you just joined the fairly exclusive club of geeks who don't have to whine about Google Fiber not coming to their city.

    Google, along with Mayor John Curtis, have just announced that Provo will be the third city to hop on Google's crazy-fast fiber optic network.

    As part of the deal, Google also announced that they've agreed to purchase iProvo, the primary provider of Fiber to the Home services in the city. The city still needs to approve the acquisition with a vote next week, and Google will have to do a fair amount of upgrading to their network tech - but overall, it should speed up the roll out in the city considerably.

    Terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed.

    This story is developing."
     
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    Ha! I'm not particularly fond of Comcast & ATT - I'd love to see them sweating over some good old-fashioned competition from Google Fiber -:)

    Google Fiber to take on Comcast, AT&T U-verse TV in Missouri town - FierceCable (click for full article)

    by Steve Donohue - May 23, 2013

    "Google Fiber (Nasdaq: GOOG) said late Wednesday that it won an agreement to launch its pay TV and high-speed Internet service in Raytown, Mo., where it'll compete against Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) and AT&T's (NYSE: T) U-verse TV and Internet products.

    Raytown marks the 10th city in the Kansas City area to give Google the green light to construct its fiber-to-the-home network, which can offer download speeds of up to 1 Gbps. Google has also announced plans in recent weeks to expand Google Fiber to Austin, Texas, and Provo, Utah.

    The company, which launched Google Fiber in Kansas City last fall, didn't say when it expects to begin taking orders in Raytown. "It will be awhile before we can hook up Raytown residents--we need to plan and build our network there first," Google Fiber Community Manger Rachel Hack wrote in a blog post."
     
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    At the rate they are expanding, my Grand children may one day be able to take advantage of Googe Fiber
     
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    Does anyone think that Google Fiber will provide assistance for Google TV or will it actually hurt in the end. As google secures programming deals will this also mean apps for Google TV If so their plan to dominate the world may soon be a reality. On the other hand if these deals make it so that they lose interest entirely then we can say goodbye to Google TV all together?

    Your thoughts?
     
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    IMO if Google Fiber was going to integrate GTV with the Google Fiber service - then they would of already done that in Kansas City. My thinking is that the reason Google didn't integrate GTV with the Google Fiber service had nothing to do with technical reasons/limitations - but rather GTV might hinder the negotiation process with content providers for the TV portion of Google Fiber.

    Content providers are fine with being part of a "traditional TV package" operated by Google - but many of them are still leery of GTV.

    Also LG has come out with an IPTV cable TV set-top box outfitted with GTV. However to the best of my knowledge no TV provider is currently using it:

    http://www.googletvforum.org/forum/...-cable-show-2013-lg-enters-cable-box-biz.html

    Even Google Fiber doesn't use it. Apparently no* TV provider wants a box outfitted with GTV - even Google themselves.

    *Note: For the sake of accuracy - I will mention that there is one TV provider in Korea using an IPTV box outfitted with GTV. But the thought process towards GTV is a bit more open in Korea compared to USA.
     
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