Google Fiber San Francisco Expansion

Google Fiber is (sort of) coming to San Francisco

By on February 24, 2016 at 8:45 PM.

Google Fiber is (sort of) coming to San Francisco

Great news for some lucky people in the Bay Area — you may soon have access to Google Fiber. Unfortunately, however, this isn’t a citywide buildout. Rather, Google is only using fiber that already exists and is acting as the service provider for end users. This is great if your house or apartment already has fiber connectivity, of course, but it doesn’t sound like it will bring anything to places that aren’t so fortunate. More →

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Comcast Vs Google Fiber Atlanta

Comcast’s pitiful campaign to stop you from switching to Google Fiber

By on February 11, 2016 at 8:20 AM.

Comcast’s pitiful campaign to stop you from switching to Google Fiber

Google Fiber isn’t available in a lot of markets yet but that apparently hasn’t stopped Comcast from preemptively freaking out about it. Reddit user TheBen91, who lives in future Google Fiber city Atlanta, this week posted a flier he received from Comcast that told him to not “fall for the hype” about Google Fiber and to stick with Comcast instead. In short, the flier is so hilariously pitiful that I almost feel bad for Comcast just looking at it.

Almost.

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Google Fiber Free Internet Service

Google gives cities yet another reason to beg for Google Fiber

By on February 3, 2016 at 8:35 PM.

Google gives cities yet another reason to beg for Google Fiber

City governments from around the country already have lots of reasons to want Google Fiber for their residents but Google has given them another one anyway. Google on Wednesday announced that it’s going to start offering its 1Gbps Internet service to residents in public housing completely free of charge. More →

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Google Fiber Austin Construction Flooding

Google Fiber blamed for worsening flooding problems in one Austin neighborhood

By on January 6, 2016 at 10:45 PM.

Google Fiber blamed for worsening flooding problems in one Austin neighborhood

Internet users all across the United States are desperate for Google Fiber to make its way to their city, but one South Austin neighborhood is currently experiencing one of the pitfalls of a project this large. More →

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2016 Tech Predictions Google Fiber

Why 2016 looks like a breakthrough year for Google Fiber

By on December 30, 2015 at 12:10 PM.

Why 2016 looks like a breakthrough year for Google Fiber

When it first launched in Kansas City a few years back, Google Fiber wasn’t seen as a real threat to cable ISPs such as Comcast or Time Warner Cable, even though many markets around the country have been clamoring for more broadband competition. However, Google has slowly and steadily been making progress on expanding to more markets and it now looks set to really break through as a real force in the home broadband market starting next year. Let’s go through the reasons. More →

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Google Fiber Chicago Los Angeles Expansion

Google is exploring bringing Google Fiber to Los Angeles and Chicago

By on December 8, 2015 at 12:06 PM.

Google is exploring bringing Google Fiber to Los Angeles and Chicago

Google Fiber has made inroads in several cities in the United States but now it’s exploring expanding into two of the country’s biggest: Los Angeles and Chicago. In separate announcements on Tuesday, Google revealed that it’s looking hard into whether it will bring its high-speed fiber network to both cities, although it hasn’t confirmed yet whether these cities are definitely getting Google Fiber yet. More →

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Google Fiber Speed

Here’s how fast Google Fiber really is

By on November 20, 2015 at 9:12 AM.

Here’s how fast Google Fiber really is

The United States may be a bedrock of technological innovation, but when it comes to something as basic as Internet browsing speed, there’s a whole lot of room for improvement. In fact, if you look at a ranking of average Internet connection speed across different countries, the United States doesn’t even manage crack the top 10.

Thankfully, though, the number of high-speed Internet options for consumers to choose from is growing slowly but surely with each passing year.

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Comcast Vs. Google Fiber Facebook Post

Comcast’s attempt to bash Google Fiber backfires hilariously

By on November 2, 2015 at 8:00 AM.

Comcast’s attempt to bash Google Fiber backfires hilariously

Oh, Comcast. When will you learn that your customers just don’t like you, no matter how much rival ISPs screw up? Comcast recently tried to bash Google Fiber on Facebook after Google Fiber’s services went down in Kansas City during the first game of the World Series featuring the hometown Kansas City Royals. Although it looks like the post has since been removed (I sadly couldn’t find it on Xfinity’s Facebook page this morning), it has been preserved for all time on this Imgur page and it is glorious. In short, Comcast’s post was flooded by people who defended Google Fiber while giving Comcast an earful on customer complaints. More →

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Google Fiber Expansion Tampa Bay Jacksonville Oklahoma City

Google Fiber announces another major expansion

By on October 29, 2015 at 7:17 AM.

Google Fiber announces another major expansion

The Google Fiber train is rolling in to three new cities. Google announced this week that Oklahoma City, Jacksonville and Tampa will be the next three cities that Google has invited “to explore bringing Google Fiber to their communities.” For all intents and purposes, this means these three cities are likely getting Google Fiber, presuming they play ball with Google by providing the proper access to infrastructure. More →

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Google Fiber Vs. Comcast Customer Service

Now you have yet another reason to envy Google Fiber subscribers

By on September 17, 2015 at 7:35 PM.

Now you have yet another reason to envy Google Fiber subscribers

Many of us who rely on cable companies to deliver our Internet have been looking on in envy at cities where Google Fiber has set up shop, if for no other reason than it offers an extremely fast Internet service at an affordable price. However, TechCrunch brings us word that there’s a brand-new reason for cable subscribers to be envious of Google Fiber subscribers: The customer service. More →

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Verizon 5G Wireless Service 2017

Verizon’s 5G service is faster than Google Fiber, will begin to roll out in 2017

By on September 8, 2015 at 11:05 AM.

Verizon’s 5G service is faster than Google Fiber, will begin to roll out in 2017

The future of wireless networks is coming even sooner than we expected. In a recent interview with CNET, Roger Gurnani, chief information and technology architect for Verizon, said that the wireless company plans to begin field tests for its 5G technology within the next 12 months, and “some level of commercial deployment” will begin by 2017. More →

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Google Fiber Piracy

Google Fiber sends ‘automated fine letters’ to suspected pirates

By on May 25, 2015 at 5:05 PM.

Google Fiber sends ‘automated fine letters’ to suspected pirates

Et tu, Google?

With piracy running rampant these days, we’re starting to see content producers and owners going after pirates via each suspected individual’s specific ISP. HBO, for instance, began employing this strategy not too long ago in a rather unsuccessful effort to quell Game of Thrones piracy.

The messages that content producers relay to end users through individual ISPs can vary. In some instances it’s just a warning. In others, automatic fines with settlement demands are levied. While most ISPs have no problem passing along warnings to suspected pirates, most opt not to pass along threatening settlement demands. Even Comcast, which is no stranger to questionable customer service practices, sides with the consumer on this particular issue.

But Google, oddly enough, has chosen to take a different approach.

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