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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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Google Fiber TV Gets Streaming ESPN, Disney Content

If you’re a Google Fiber TV customer, your package just got a bit sweeter. Today, Google announced that they’ve struck a deal to bring their Fiber TV customer access to WatchESPN and WATCH Disney – all you have to do is log in with your Google Fiber TV credentials and you’ll have access to all the sports and kids content …

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Local Ruckus Makes Some Ruckus With Google Fiber And KCSV

It’s no secret that Google Fiber is inspiring other ISPs to lessen the broadband gap in this country. Or, according to DSLReports.com, the goal is to “…light a fire under the pampered behinds of incumbent broadband operators.” But, the real story is how Google Fiber has inspired users in Kansas City. Google Fiber rolled out in Kansas City (mostly the …

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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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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’s 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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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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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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Once Again, Google Fiber Is Forcing Incumbent ISPs To Actually Compete

Consumers must really hate Comcast. Back in May, the cable company was rated the worst ISP in the nation with a score of 62 out of 100. Its reputation probably won’t improve nationwide, but at least it’s now making an effort, much like Time Warner Cable, to offer competitive prices and speeds when it’s forced to. DSLReports recently obtained an …

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Google Fiber, Cablevision & Cox Still Best For Netflix Speed

Netflix has released new data for its ISP Speed Index, which tracks the speed of service providers in the U.S. on a monthly basis. Here’s the July rankings: The index is based on data from over 36 million Netflix members, who view over a billion hours of content on Netflix per month. The listed speeds are the average performance of …

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Google Fiber Gets A Sports Plus Package

Google Fiber TV is turning out to be one fine service. Almost every major channel has jumped on board the Google Fiber train. Now the few lucky Google Fiber subscribers have even more channel options to choose from. The Google Fiber blog announced that it’s introducing the Sports Plus package to subscribers of its TV service today. As the name …

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Another Rural ISP Offers Gigabit Internet To Consumers

Vermont Telecom made headlines in late April when it announced it would bring Google Fiber-like Internet speeds to its customers for only $35 a month. Now another rural ISP has started to offer gigabit Internet, but at a more expensive cost. Cedar Falls Utilities, a small city-owned company out of Cedar Falls, Iowa, announced this week that it is the …

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