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Mr. Laz
07-12-2012, 12:06 PM
is the whole thing bullshit?


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Google delays launch of Internet project
Monday, May 21, 2012
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Google appears to be delaying the launch of its promised ultra-fast Internet service in Kansas City, Kan.

The company announced more than a year ago that it was giving Kansas City, Kan., Google Fiber and that residents there could start signing up in late 2011.

Kansas City, Kan., was chosen from among 1,100 communities vying for the company to test its network. The search giant plans to stretch fiber-optic cables directly to homes and offer Internet speeds 100 times faster than common broadband.

But that timetable changed recently when Google said it would run fiber-optic lines to homes by the end of June.

The Kansas City Star reports the company says now that's pushed back to sometime this summer, and Google isn't elaborating or offering any explanations.

Molitoth
07-12-2012, 12:44 PM
It's always better to wait for a polished product rather than releasing something that isn't ready. Good job Google.

Mr. Laz
07-12-2012, 02:15 PM
It's always better to wait for a polished product rather than releasing something that isn't ready. Good job Google.
couldn't/shouldn't they be building stuff and laying fiber while polishing the product?

unless the fiber is the problem ...

Fish
07-12-2012, 04:08 PM
couldn't/shouldn't they be building stuff and laying fiber while polishing the product?

unless the fiber is the problem ...

My understanding is that they ran into a huge issue on where the fiber line should be hung/laid. Google intended for the lines to be hung from utility poles, but the city/county stepped in and said "Wait, those are our poles. We think you should be paying a fee to hang them there." And it's bounced back and forth ever since.

Mr. Laz
07-12-2012, 04:22 PM
My understanding is that they ran into a huge issue on where the fiber line should be hung/laid. Google intended for the lines to be hung from utility poles, but the city/county stepped in and said "Wait, those are our poles. We think you should be paying a fee to hang them there." And it's bounced back and forth ever since.
ahhh ... money


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Fish
07-18-2012, 11:31 AM
There will be some sort of announcement on July 26th.....

https://fiber.google.com/savethedate

nstygma
07-18-2012, 12:48 PM
here are some rumors i've heard: iptv service, free basic internet if you pay the install fee.
looks like Time Warner is a little worried (http://gizmodo.com/5925574/time-warner-is-so-scared-of-google-fiber-that-its-paying-people-to-spy-on-google)