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Fruit Ninja
02-10-2010, 11:00 AM
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/


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Crush
02-10-2010, 11:09 AM
No thanks. I get enough fiber by eating my daily bowl of colon blow.
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Fruit Ninja
02-10-2010, 11:11 AM
No thanks. I get enough fiber by eating my daily bowl of colon blow.
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how does someone say no to internet access thats so much faster then what we have with cable?

if that shit comes to my area i am making a switch without thinking about it. If this works out for google comcast is going to be PISSSED

Ari Chi3fs
02-10-2010, 11:47 AM
Google will rule the world.

Ari Chi3fs
02-10-2010, 11:48 AM
I wonder what it will be like when they take over our government and install a Googlarchy

Reaper16
02-10-2010, 11:51 AM
I wonder what it will be like when they take over our government and install a Googlarchy
Efficient?

Pants
02-10-2010, 11:58 AM
Skynet indeed.

ATT is already providing FO here and Comcast is going to have it available soon as well.

DMAC
02-10-2010, 12:22 PM
Is it just a fancier version of TiSP?

http://www.google.com/tisp/

NewChief
02-10-2010, 12:33 PM
Google will rule the world.

No shit. I'm an avid consumer of all things google... but they fucking scare me at times.

DaFace
02-10-2010, 12:45 PM
Well, we've got a long way to catch up, so you gotta start somewhere.

http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/9345/rawqt.jpg (http://img22.imageshack.us/i/rawqt.jpg/)

Basileus777
02-10-2010, 12:47 PM
And I thought my 25/15 FIOS connection was fast.

Though I expect Verizion/Comcast/Cablevision/Time Warner/etc. to unleash holy hell with endless litigation to stop this.

Pants
02-10-2010, 01:06 PM
Well, we've got a long way to catch up, so you gotta start somewhere.

That's not an easy task with a country as huge the U.S. It's not hard to build a good broadband infrastructure in a country like Japan where there's 3 people per square foot.

Crush
02-10-2010, 04:06 PM
how does someone say no to internet access thats so much faster then what we have with cable?


:spock:


It was a poorly-crafted joke.

ningrim
08-28-2011, 04:49 PM
googlefiberblog.blogspot.com

If you’re in Kansas City in the next few weeks, you may notice a few engineers walking around, consulting maps and surveying your street or neighborhood. These engineers are kicking off the next phase of Google Fiber—detail engineering.

There’s still a lot of work to do before we can offer ultra high-speed broadband to Kansas City in early 2012. The detail engineering phase will help us gather the geographical information we need to build the Google Fiber network later this year.

Many of the engineers working with us are Kansas City residents who are already generally familiar with the area, but they still may need to ask you a few simple questions (e.g. “what is your address?).

You may also see these engineers counting or measuring telephone and utility poles. Their work may look a little strange to observers, but it will help us deploy Google Fiber to the community as quickly and efficiently as possible.

We appreciate your help with this new phase of work, and we’re excited to be one step closer to bringing Google Fiber to Kansas City!

sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2011/08/26/google-brings-ultra-fast-internet-to-homes-near-stanford/

CBS 5’s Kiet Do tested the Google Fiber internet service, which is being offered for free in a neighborhood just south of the Stanford University campus. A 95-megabyte high-definition movie trailer downloaded in about nine seconds. CBSSF.com showed up in a blink.

Download speeds on the network were up to 300 Mbps, with an upload speed of 150 Mbps. Compare those speeds to Comcast, where Do reports download speeds of 13Mbps, or about 1/20th the speed of Google Fiber.

Kansas City is the only other place to receive Google Fiber. It’s part of a grand experiment involving as many as half a million homes to improve ways to build the network, see what apps people might invent and how it would change people’s lives.

Guru
08-28-2011, 04:50 PM
meh, should have been in topeka

Otter
08-28-2011, 04:59 PM
I haven't read up on this enough to understand the upper limits of how much it will increase speed but the inherent makeup of the internet is going to take a user outside the fiber optics 'grid' and back onto copper all the time. Users are still going to be under the limitations of chiefsplanet and every other website, it's just going to be a little faster once the data gets back into the FO makeup of the transactions.

Again, haven't read up on it much but I wouldn't plan a huge increase in speed when leaving websites outside of KC.

DaKCMan AP
08-28-2011, 05:00 PM
As my Greek-native former Economics professor would say, "Do the Google."

Crush
08-28-2011, 05:04 PM
how does someone say no to internet access thats so much faster then what we have with cable?

if that shit comes to my area i am making a switch without thinking about it. If this works out for google comcast is going to be PISSSED

It was a joke, but I would seriously consider selling my family members' kidneys for some fiber action.

Hoover
08-28-2011, 07:00 PM
I've worked with Google on a couple of political projects. They are an outstanding company to work with. There is no corporate BS to deal with. There employees act and perform like small business owners. Seriously, they are best company I've ever done business with.