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Google Takes Fiber To Public Housing

Google Takes Fiber To Public Housing

Google announced that it will bring gigabit Internet service to residents in all public housing properties that it connects with Google Fiber. This is launching with the Housing Authority of Kansas City at West Bluff. This is the first property to get gigabit Internet as a part of the program and wires 100 homes with Fiber. Families that live there …

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Google’s Apology for World Series Fiber Outage: Two Free Days

Google’s Apology for World Series Fiber Outage: Two Free Days

In terms of worst times for an outage, Game 1 of the World Series is pretty high on the list. Unfortunately, that’s what happened to many in the Kansas City area as their Royals took on the New York Mets Tuesday night. Fans flocked to Twitter to express outrage, disbelief, horror, and sadness over the fact that their Google Fiber …

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Google Fiber Likely Headed to Oklahoma City, Jacksonville, and Tampa

Google Fiber Likely Headed to Oklahoma City, Jacksonville, and Tampa

Google Fiber may be coming to Oklahoma City, OK, Jacksonville, FL and Tampa, FL. The three cities have been invited “to explore bringing Google Fiber to their communities”. Last month, Google sent the same invite to Louisville, KY, Irvine, CA, and San Diego, CA. “These growing tech-hubs have a strong entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to small business growth. Their list …

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Google Fiber Is Likely Headed to Louisville, San Diego, and Irvine

Google Fiber Is Likely Headed to Louisville, San Diego, and Irvine

Google Fiber may be coming to three new cities, as the company has announced it’s asked Louisville, KY, Irvine, CA, and San Diego, CA “to work with us to explore bringing Google Fiber to their communities.” “To kick things off, we’ll work with Irvine, Louisville and San Diego to conduct a detailed study of factors that affect construction, such as …

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Google Fiber’s Next Stop is San Antonio, Its Largest City Yet

Google Fiber’s Next Stop is San Antonio, Its Largest City Yet

It’s official – Google Fiber’s next stop is San Antonio. This will be the biggest city to which Google’s brought its high-speed internet. According to Google, the Fiber installation will require over 4,000 miles of cable. “From starting Bexar BiblioTech, the first all-digital public library in the U.S., to being named a leading city in cybersecurity, San Antonio has developed …

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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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Google Now Accepting Fiber Signups In Austin

Google announced as far back as April that it would be launching Google Fiber in Austin, Texas. In October, the company revealed it would launch in December. Well, guess what. December is here, and Google just announced that it is now accepting signups in the city. That includes businesses. In a blog post, Google writes: Access to abundant, super fast …

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Google Fiber For Small Business Gets Early Access Program

Google announced the launch of an Early Access program for Google Fiber for Small Business in central Kansas City. It’s available immediately in a “handful of fiberhoods” in both Kansas City, KS and Kansas City, MO. Businesses in the area can sign up for a gigabit connection. These will be the very first businesses to get Google Fiber. “A super-fast …

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Google Fiber Heads To Austin, Wants To Help You Find An Apartment

At a press event, Google announced that Google Fiber will come to Austin in December, where it will reside alongside AT&T’s gigabit internet. Google announced plans to launch Fiber in Austin back in April of last year. “It’s a mecca for creativity and entrepreneurialism, with thriving artistic and tech communities, as well as the University of Texas and its new …

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Time Warner To Boost Internet Speeds in Austin

As Time Warner and Comcast continue to work out their big merger, internet and cable TV customers across the U.S. are preparing for an even larger company to take over their local cable monopolies. There is a spark of hope, though. In the places where Google has announced it will install its Google Fiber initiative competition has, unsurprisingly, spurred otherwise …

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Google Fiber May Be Coming to These 9 Metros

Take a look, people. If your city is on this map, Google is at least actively considering bringing Google Fiber your way. The company just announced that they will be looking at the feasibility of installing its 1 gigabit (soon to be 10?) high-speed internet service in 9 different metro areas–34 communities altogether. Here’s a full list: Portland, Oregon–Beaverton, Lake …

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Google Shoots for 10 Gigabit Fiber in Three Years

The U.S. has slow internet. It sucks. The giant iron fists of a handful of monopolistic ISPs continue to pound the weak, helpless masses. One bright spot in the dark, depressing wasteland has been Google Fiber, Google’s one gigabit high-speed internet service. Of course, Google Fiber is only in a few select areas–so looking to it as some sort of …

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Kansas Bill Would Stop Further Google Fiber Expansion In The State

In 2012, Google finally rolled out its Google Fiber initiative in Kansas City. It chose the city largely because it offered the best deal and incentives that made rollout fast and affordable for Google. Time Warner Cable and other ISPs complained that they should get the same treatment, and now they’re trying prevent other cities in the state from doing …

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Surprise: Studies Confirm That The U.S. Has Slow Internet

For the past few years, a common complaint among tech circles is that Internet access in the United States is slow and spotty, especially when compared to the rest of the world. It all started to change last year when Google Fiber launched in Kansas City thus inspiring other cities to ditch corporate monopolies, and offer their residents better speeds …

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Google Fiber To Offer Free Internet To Austin-Based Community Organizations

This week, it was revealed that AT&T would beat Google Fiber to the punch in bringing fiber-backed Internet to Austin, Texas. The incumbent telecom company would also match Google Fiber on price by offering gigabit Internet for $70 a month. Now Google is firing back. Google Fiber announced today that it will be donating ten years of free Gigabit Internet …

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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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Another Missouri City To Get Google Fiber

Google continues to expand Google Fiber, especially in the Kansas City area. Google Fiber Community Manager Rachel Hack ways on the Google Fiber blog: Last night, the City Alderman in Raytown, Missouri voted unanimously to bring Google Fiber to their city. Raytown is the tenth Kansas City-area expansion we’ve announced, and we hope to bring Fiber to more communities in …

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