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Old 02-06-2012, 08:42 AM   Topic Starter
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Kansas City is Fiber-Ready!

We’ve measured utility poles; we’ve studied maps and surveyed neighborhoods; we’ve come up with a comprehensive set of detailed engineering plans; and we’ve eaten way too much barbecue. Now, starting today, we’re ready to lay fiber.

As we build out Google Fiber, we’ll be taking thousands of miles of cables and stretching them across Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri. Each cable contains many thin glass fibers, each about the width of a human hair. We’ll be taking these cables and weaving them into a fiber backbone—a completely new high speed infrastructure that will ultimately be carrying Kansas Citians’ data at speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have today.

At first, we’ll focus on building this solid fiber backbone. Then, as soon as we have an infrastructure that is up and running, we’ll be able to connect Google Fiber into homes across Kansas City!

As we build, we’ll be sure to post more important updates and announcements right here.

http://googlefiberblog.blogspot.com/...oles-weve.html
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:44 AM   #2
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Does this mean we get another draft pick?

I am not sure what this means?
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:46 AM   #3
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The first 4 words are a bit (not a lot) troublesome if I'm a fiber consumer in the upper Midwest...
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:20 AM   #4
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The first 4 words are a bit (not a lot) troublesome if I'm a fiber consumer in the upper Midwest...
Sounds like they got some of the utility pole issues worked out??



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Old 02-06-2012, 09:27 AM   #5
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Sounds like they got some of the utility pole issues worked out??

http://www.kansascity.com/2012/02/06...-internet.html
Yes, some. My comment was more about aerial fiber in the upper midwest being fraught with potential issues, particularly in winter.

As for the issues outlined in the article, see my previous post - Google's presence in KCK is 100% due to a deal they struck with the local government of Wyandotte County. Without that, they have nothing. If the incumbents can successful prevent such relationships elsewhere in the metro, Google will never be able to expand.
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:02 AM   #6
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Yes, some. My comment was more about aerial fiber in the upper midwest being fraught with potential issues, particularly in winter.

As for the issues outlined in the article, see my previous post - Google's presence in KCK is 100% due to a deal they struck with the local government of Wyandotte County. Without that, they have nothing. If the incumbents can successful prevent such relationships elsewhere in the metro, Google will never be able to expand.
INteresting. Yea, i highly doubt they are ever able to compete on a national scale with the giants of Telecom firmly entrenched.
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Is this [Pioli] code for we are going to get rid of Matt Cassel!??!!!!
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:51 AM   #9
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We’ve measured utility poles; we’ve studied maps and surveyed neighborhoods; we’ve come up with a comprehensive set of detailed engineering plans; and we’ve eaten way too much barbecue. Now, starting today, we’re ready to lay fiber.

As we build out Google Fiber, we’ll be taking thousands of miles of cables and stretching them across Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri. Each cable contains many thin glass fibers, each about the width of a human hair. We’ll be taking these cables and weaving them into a fiber backbone—a completely new high speed infrastructure that will ultimately be carrying Kansas Citians’ data at speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have today.

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As we build, we’ll be sure to post more important updates and announcements right here.

http://googlefiberblog.blogspot.com/...oles-weve.html
Who is going to get access to this? Are cable companies able to purchase it and provide it for their customers?
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Who is going to get access to this? Are cable companies able to purchase it and provide it for their customers?
Good Q. Never looked into this but when the announcement came out, I thought it meant that Google is essentially launching its own cable business.

I hope that's the case.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:02 AM   #11
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Good Q. Never looked into this but when the announcement came out, I thought it meant that Google is essentially launching its own cable business.

I hope that's the case.
I think it is. Google is slowly taking over the world. The machines are building The Matrix as we speak.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:07 AM   #12
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Who is going to get access to this? Are cable companies able to purchase it and provide it for their customers?
First to get access will be Goverment buildings and schools. Businesses and Homes will be soon after.

Google will be partnering with a local company to handle the premise install and billing but it will all be owned by Google.

Cost is supposed to be in line with what people pay now for their much slower connections. If this is all true then the cost for bandwidth in the areas that Google will be in will be dropping.
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First to get access will be Goverment buildings and schools. Businesses and Homes will be soon after.

Google will be partnering with a local company to handle the premise install and billing but it will all be owned by Google.

Cost is supposed to be in line with what people pay now for their much slower connections. If this is all true then the cost for bandwidth in the areas that Google will be in will be dropping.
Is this going to be for KCK only for now? Any chance it will spread into surrounding suburbs?
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Is this going to be for KCK only for now? Any chance it will spread into surrounding suburbs?
KCK for now. Will be coming to the MO side as well.
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Is this going to be for KCK only for now? Any chance it will spread into surrounding suburbs?
It's all going to depend on the local governments.

Google (or anybody for that matter) is only as good as their right-of-way agreements.

Their opening statement about looking at utility poles suggests they've already failed to secure underground conduit.

If the entrenched cable and telephone companies are successful in lobbying the local governments, Google won't be able to do anything.
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