All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Fiber Internet’

Google Fiber Sign Ups Go Live In Provo, Utah

Back in April of this year, Google announced that it had purchased iProvo – a city-run ISP that provided fiber Internet to Provo, Utah. Upon completion of the purchase, Google was going to upgrade the existing fiber network and roll out Google Fiber to the city’s residents before the end of the year. As part of the next step in …

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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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Google Fiber To Head To Leawood, Kansas

Google announced that Leawood, Kansas’ City Council has voted to make the town the 14th Kansas City area to get Google Fiber. “We look forward to bringing service to Leawood, but there‚Äôs quite a bit of planning and construction work to do before we can actually start hooking up homes,” Google FIber community manager Rachel Hack says. Google will post …

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Google Fiber To Launch In Provo, Utah Before The End Of The Year

In April, Google announced that it was planning to buy the fiber infrastructure in Provo, Utah. The intention was to bring Google Fiber to the city, but the company hasn’t said much on that front since the initial announcement. That all changed today. In an update on the Google Fiber blog, the company says it only just recently completed an …

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Gigabit Internet Is Coming To Tullahoma, Tennessee

Chattanooga was one of the first cities in the nation to introduce Fiber Internet to its residents through city-owned utilities. Other cities have slowly been jumping on board with the help of Google Fiber and other organizations. Now the gigabit Internet craze has returned to Tennessee. Tullahoma is a small city in the south-central part of Tennessee. Its population is …

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FCC To Hold First Gigabit Workshop This Month

In late January, the FCC announced the Gigabit City Challenge. The campaign aims to get at least one gigabit network in all 50 states by 2015. To do that, the Commission will be holding a number of workshops to help community and industry leaders get started. Telecompetitor reports that the first FCC-hosted gigabit workshop will take place in Washington D.C. …

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Google Fiber Is Hiring Engineers In Canada

UPDATE: Google told us that Google Fiber is only hiring engineers in Canada. There are no plans to expand. Headline was changed to reflect this. For the time being, Google Fiber is a strictly Kansas City affair. The company has said it would like to expand, but it probably wont do anything until Google Fiber is fully available to both …

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Time Warner Cable Increases Speeds Near Kansas City, Could Be In Response To Google Fiber

Back when Google Fiber first launched, Time Warner Cable, the incumbent ISP in the area, went into panic mode. The ISP even began offering cash rewards to anybody who had information on Google Fiber’s activities. It was all a little seedy, and made it look like TWC was more concerned with crushing Google Fiber in any other way besides directly …

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Larry Page Suggests That Google Is Looking Into Expanding Google Fiber

Ever since Google Fiber launched late last year, everybody’s been wondering when and if Google would bring it anywhere else. The company has been somewhat mum on the topic by only offering vague statements that seem to imply it is looking into it. That all changed yesterday when Google CEO Larry Page offered the first real concrete statement on the …

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FCC Challenges All 50 States To Each Get At Least One Gigabit Network By 2015

For millions of Americans, having access to speedy Internet is still an impossibility. The FCC has promised it would fix this when it announced the National Broadband Plan in 2010. Since then, there hasn’t been much progress made on the agency’s goal of making sure everybody has access to inexpensive broadband Internet. At a meeting on Friday, the Commission finally …

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Google Fiber Comes To 5 More Neighborhoods Early Next Year

Google Fiber has been moving slowly throughout Kansas City as installations have only come to two neighborhoods. Google is going to speed things up next year though, and five more neighborhoods can expect to see Fiber in their homes by the first half of the year. Google announced that it should be finished installing fiber in Dub’s Dread by the …

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Google Fiber Is Rolling Out To Its First Fiberhood In October

Google announced earlier this week that Google Fiber would be coming to 180 fiberhoods. They weren’t sure on the final number as of yet due to some last minute registrations, but they have come back today with the definitive answer. The already impressive number is staying the same with 180, or 89 percent of both Kansas Cities, getting Google Fiber …

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