All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Fiber’

Comcast’s 2Gbps Fiber Could Cost $300 a Month

Comcast is in the process of rolling out a high-speed fiber network to compete with the likes of Google Fiber (and also municipalities with their own networks) – but the company has yet to reveal how much it’s going to cost. Well, it might have just revealed it accidentally. Do you have $300 a month? DSL Reports spotted some brand …

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Comcast Brings High-Speed Fiber Network to City It Sued for Trying to Build Its Own

Comcast is rolling into Chattanooga, Tennessee with the biggest if you can’t beat em, join em play you’ve seen in quite a while. Why Chattanooga, you might ask? In 2008, Comcast sued the city’s Electric Power Board (EPB) to block the municipality from creating its own fiber network. Comcast eventually lost that battle, and Chattanooga went ahead with creating its …

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Comcast Announces 2Gbps Fiber, Fires Shots at Google

Comcast has just put a lot of pressure on Google by announcing a new internet service that will deliver speeds twice as fast. Next month, the company will begin a rollout of a new 2Gbps broadband service called Gigabit Pro. It’ll start in Atlanta and spread from there. Comcast says it hopes to offer the service, which it touts as …

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Google Fiber Is Officially Coming to Salt Lake City Next

Salt Lake City is the next city that’ll get Google Fiber, the company announced today. “Salt Lake has more than breathtaking mountain vistas and fantastic ski slopes. It also hosts a booming technology sector, world-renowned universities and a vibrant local culture. We’re looking forward to seeing Salt Lake residents use gigabit Internet to spark creative ideas, jumpstart businesses and collaborate …

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Google Fiber Coming to Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, and Nashville

According to sources quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Google is gearing up to announce that its Fiber initiative is expanding into four metro areas. The four cities reportedly getting Google Fiber next are Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, and Nashville. From the WSJ: Google recently sent invitations to local news organizations in those four cities to attend events this week, without …

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Sharks Are Trying to Eat Your Internet

Here’s a scary shark week story for you. Under the sea, there is internet – or at least the internet’s transport system. Ok, so let’s go with ‘internet’. Anyway, there are around 200 fiber optic cables in this undersea network that transports data across the world. Last year alone, these submarine cables carried 51 billion gigabytes per month. Long story …

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AT&T Pulls a Google, Announces Multi-Metro Fiber Expansion

AT&T has pulled a Google and announced a “major initiative to expand its ultra-fast fiber network.” Like Google, who made a similar announcement back in February, AT&T is looking at some major metropolitan areas, scoping out the logistics, and saying that they could possibly expand to up to 100 cities. Google’s expansion plans eye 9 different metro area (34 communities …

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High Fiber Diet: What Should You Be Eating?

High fiber diets are all the rage and not only are they healthy, they can also help you lose weight in a safe and timely manner. While many diet fads are unhealthy or simply don’t work, the high fiber diet is very effective. Foods that are high in fiber can help with digestion and are lean and healthy. They can …

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AT&T Will Offer Gigabit Internet In Austin For $70 A Month

Earlier this year, Google announced that it would be bringing Google Fiber to Austin at some point in 2014. The local incumbent ISP – AT&T – immediately announced afterward that it would do the same. Many thought that AT&T’s gigabit service would cost more than Google Fiber, but that’s not the case. AT&T announced this week that it’s starting to …

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Louisville Wants To Build A City-Wide Gigabit Network

Since Google Fiber hit the scene in 2012, more and more cities have taken interest in the idea of building gigabit networks for their businesses and citizens. Now one of the country’s biggest commercial hubs is calling for a city-wide gigabit network. Greg Fischer, Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, sent out a notice this morning calling on private entities and organizations …

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AT&T Takes on Google With Austin Fiber Network

AT&T today announced that it will, for sure, be installing 1 Gigabit fiber network in Austin, Texas. The company had announced in April that it intended to expand U-verse to the city. AT&T is currently deploying the network and intends to begin offering its U-verse service through fiber connections by December. The announcement is significant because Austin is one of …

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Baltimore Working To Bring More Internet Options To Its Businesses And Residents

Baltimore is sick and tired of Comcast. The ISP signed an agreement with the city back in 2004 that makes it the exclusive cable TV provider in the city until 2016. That means the city is also largely stuck with Comcast for its Internet needs, but the city wants to change that. The Baltimore Business Journal reports that the city …

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