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Old 04-06-13, 09:31 AM
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Google Fiber Gigabit Broadband

Anyone have this already? Just saw on my local news last night that Austin will be getting Google Fiber. According to the news bit and Google's site, this service will provide "100 times faster speed than today's broadband." Google site lists a 2 Terabyte box, and 5GB's of free cloud storage. Apparently Chicago, Seattle, and Kansas City already has it.

https://fiber.google.com/about/

http://www.kvue.com/news/Google-Fibe...201695291.html

I'll assume this will be a game changer regarding streaming and the phasing out of physical media, especially if HD programming can be downloaded in a matter of seconds.

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Old 04-06-13, 01:40 PM
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Hmm, I dunno. A lot ISPs and cloud services seem to cap uploads to 1mb/s.

And I'm not sure about max download speeds from websites like apple, technet, etc... I don't think I've ever seen any cases of downloads that exceeded 8mb/s, which is just over 2 GBs an hour.
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Old 04-06-13, 02:37 PM
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Hmm, I dunno. A lot ISPs and cloud services seem to cap uploads to 1mb/s.

And I'm not sure about max download speeds from websites like apple, technet, etc... I don't think I've ever seen any cases of downloads that exceeded 8mb/s, which is just over 2 GBs an hour.
I usually get 11MB/s from Steam. I have FIOS. Verizon doesn't cap uploads either--I'll get 3MB/s up to Dropbox.
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Re: Google Fiber Gigabit Broadband

I want this to come here so bad.
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I don't have Google, but I've had fiber that I could turn up to a gigabit since before google started stalking about KS.

Honestly, once you're moving 100 meg+ symmetrical on a good fiber to the home link, you're outrunning the internet. At 250megs, you will see no improvement in anything as to mainstream internet usage. Nothing will fill your connection at 100 megs, except peer-to-peer communication. All servers throttle, or else someone with a link like Google or mine could swamp servers left and right at will. This is why Youtube no longer preloads the whole video you are watching, and all the sites doing FTP for file upload/download throttle, it's bandwidth management to keep things evened out and stop someone from swamping the system.
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Only KC has it. Austin is likely to be market #2.
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yep, KC was/is the test market
there was a nationwide competition for who would get it a few years back.. took a long time to get going in KC..

"For a lot of U.S. internet users, Google Fiber sounds too good to be true — 1Gbps speeds for prices similar to much slower plans from current providers. Google is testing the service now in Kansas City, but what would it take for them to roll it out to the rest of the country? Well, according to a new report from Goldman Sachs, the price tag would be over $140 billion. Not even Google has that kind of cash laying around. From the report: '... if Google devoted 25% of its $4.5bn annual capex to this project, it could equip 830K homes per year, or 0.7% of US households. As such, even a 50mn household build out, which would represent less than half of all U.S. homes, could cost as much as $70bn. We note that Jason Armstrong estimates Verizon has spent roughly $15bn to date building out its FiOS fiber network covering an area of approximately 17mn homes.' Meanwhile, ISPs like Time Warner aren't sure the demand exists for 1Gbps internet, so it's unlikely they'll leap to invest in their own build-out."
http://www.businessinsider.com/how-m...etwork-2012-12
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Damn I want this.
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I am hoping to get the free google, at 5/1, it is not that fast, but the price is right. There is a $300 setup fee, but guaranteed free for 7 years, which comes out to less than $4 per month.
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Old 04-06-13, 08:36 PM
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I would jump on this in a second and dump the craptastic xshititty service I have now
I have no other options where I live
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Old 04-06-13, 09:24 PM
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This is why Youtube no longer preloads the whole video you are watching, and all the sites doing FTP for file upload/download throttle, it's bandwidth management to keep things evened out and stop someone from swamping the system.
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Yep, I definitely noticed the Youtube throttle. In the past, I used to smoothly fast-foward /skip videos with the right arrow key---those days are gone now. Youtube is slow as fuck now.
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Yep, I definitely noticed the Youtube throttle. In the past, I used to smoothly fast-foward /skip videos with the right arrow key---those days are gone now. Youtube is slow as fuck now.

Sometimes i will just download the video first and watch later. I noticed that sometimes, YouTube buffers too little and there is a buffering period. Downloading the video solves that problem.
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I thought I was the only one suffering from YouTube slowness.
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I noticed that the other day, too. I thought it had something with me downgrading my Internet service from like 50 MB to 25 MB, but apparently not.
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Above 100 megs a second Youtube is just fine, I don't even notice.



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YouTube has been horrible for me. I can rarely ever select the HD options, and I have Fios. I get no buffering problems with any video sites except for there.
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Pretty awesome if it makes it here.
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It's official. Austin is next:
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Super excited about this. Funny thing is that my wife and I are considering moving to a small town *just* south of Austin. This news has me wondering if that's such a good idea
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Old 04-09-13, 01:08 PM
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I thought KC was the only city that had it. Austin city limits has 820k people, that seems like a huge job to get fiber to that many people.
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AT&T will be on their heels:

http://www.engadget.com/2013/04/09/a...exas-official/
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This is what we need. More competition to bring the cost down. After Austin, Google needs to figure out a way to roll this out nationwide more quickly, so that all the current providers get a kick in the face.
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super excited about this. Funny thing is that my wife and i are considering moving to a small town *just* south of austin. This news has me wondering if that's such a good idea
Don't move to Buda!!!
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It's kinda interesting. Google's original statement was that they weren't going to become an ISP, they just wanted to give current providers some incentive and show that it could be done. Apparently they're changing their tune though. It seems like a pretty natural progression though.
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Don't move to Buda!!!
It's on the table.
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