Google Fiber New York City

Job listing hints Google is eyeing New York City for Fiber expansion

By on April 15, 2014 at 2:12 PM.

Job listing hints Google is eyeing New York City for Fiber expansion

A job opening on Google’s website this week might be the first sign that Google Fiber is finally making its way to New York City. Geek.com came across the listing on Tuesday for a Google Fiber Regional Sales Manager for New York, a position in which the chosen individual “will manage multiple teams that evangelize Google Fiber services to MDU (multi-dwelling apartments and condos) and large SMB owners.” More →

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Google Fiber Locations

How major ISPs are reacting to Google Fiber

By on April 1, 2014 at 9:20 AM.

How major ISPs are reacting to Google Fiber

What began as a curious and expensive Google experiment is fast becoming a much-needed catalyst for change in an industry that has long been considered among the most anti-consumer businesses in America. Often characterized by poor customer service and regional monopolies, pay TV and Internet service providers have continuously raised service prices while also helping to ensure that broadband and TV competition is kept at a minimum. But despite the current state of the industry and its long history, Google Fiber is quickly becoming a disruption that can’t be ignored. More →

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Google Fiber Vs. Comcast Time Warner Cable

ISPs won’t be laughing at Google Fiber for much longer

By on March 13, 2014 at 12:15 AM.

ISPs won’t be laughing at Google Fiber for much longer

ISPs will ignore Google Fiber at their own peril. MarketWatch’s Nat Worden writes that many cable executives he talked with four years ago were openly dismissive of Google’s chances of succeeding as an ISP because the company didn’t have the experience managing a network and dealing with customer service to make it work. Now, however, Google Fiber is up and running in three markets and is considering an expansion to nine other major metropolitan areas encompassing 34 cities and towns, meaning the time for Comcast and Time Warner Cable to scoff at Google’s broadband adventure may be at an end. More →

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Google Fiber City Checklist Revealed

Revealed: Everything you need to bring Google Fiber to your city

By on March 6, 2014 at 3:00 PM.

Revealed: Everything you need to bring Google Fiber to your city

Do you want Google Fiber to come to your city? Well get in line: There are plenty of other cities that want it as well. However, DSLReports has done us the favor of posting a Google Fiber City Checklist that Google is handing out to prospective new Fiber locations so we can see all of the hoops that cities will have to jump through before Google will agree to bring its high-speed network to them. More →

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Waiting For Google Fiber

Tired of waiting for Google Fiber? Take matters into your own hands

By on March 6, 2014 at 11:25 AM.

Tired of waiting for Google Fiber? Take matters into your own hands

If you aren’t on the list of cities Google is considering bringing into its fiber-optic cabal, you’re probably wondering if there are any alternatives. High-speed internet is a necessity for industry, education, innovation and so much more, yet most providers are willing to wait until demand reaches critical mass before they even consider upgrading their networks. That’s why some cities have decided to handle the situation themselves. More →

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Google Fiber Wi-Fi Speeds

Google Fiber’s potential Achilles’ heel

By on February 25, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

Google Fiber’s potential Achilles’ heel

Everything we’ve read about Google Fiber suggests that it really is a beast of an Internet service that positively blows away every other service offered in the United States today. Jackdaw Research analyst Jan Dawson, who lives in Provo, Utah and who has been a Google Fiber subscriber for months, confirms early reviews suggesting that Google Fiber is the fastest service in all the land. However, he also identifies a potential Achilles’ heel for Google Fiber: Namely, most Wi-Fi routers aren’t powerful enough to push out data anywhere close to the rate that Google Fiber is pushing it out to your device via wireline. More →

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Google Fiber Expansion Comcast Time Warner Cable

Google Fiber’s latest expansion could really mess with Comcast, TWC

By on February 19, 2014 at 2:56 PM.

Google Fiber’s latest expansion could really mess with Comcast, TWC

What’s that you’re hearing? Could it be the real stirrings of actual competition in the American broadband market? Google on Wednesday announced it was considering expanding its services to nine different metropolitan areas and it turns out that several of those areas are strongholds for Comcast and Time Warner Cable, the two cable titans that want to merge and create an ISP superpower. More →

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Google Fiber Expansion 9 Cities

Google mulls major Google Fiber expansion to 9 new cities

By on February 19, 2014 at 1:14 PM.

Google mulls major Google Fiber expansion to 9 new cities

Google Fiber is now only available in three different markets but that could soon change very quickly. Google announced on Wednesday that it is considering expanding its Google Fiber services to nine new markets: Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh-Durham, San Antonio, Salt Lake City, and San Jose. A move into San Antonio would be particularly provocative because it would put Google Fiber right in AT&T’s home town.  More →

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Google Fiber Speed Increase

Google looking to boost Google Fiber speeds up to ridiculous 10Gbps

By on February 13, 2014 at 3:18 PM.

Google looking to boost Google Fiber speeds up to ridiculous 10Gbps

Even as Time Warner Cable keeps arguing that people really don’t want super-fast Internet, Google is plowing ahead with plans to make its Google Fiber network even more of a beast. USA Today reports that Google CFO Patrick Pichette told the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet conference this week that Google is working on technology that will boost Fiber speeds up to 10Gbps, or around 10 times what they already deliver. In what reads like a veiled barb against other American ISPs, Pichette pointedly said that there was no reason to wait when it comes to deploying the fastest Internet technology available. More →

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Google Fiber Uganda Project

The next market to get a Google fiber hookup will be… Uganda?

By on November 22, 2013 at 12:30 AM.

The next market to get a Google fiber hookup will be… Uganda?

Google is working on boosting the Internet infrastructure in Kampala, Uganda, by installing its own fiber-optic network. Installed in recent months and officially unveiled on Wednesday, the network will allow 10 local mobile operators and Internet service providers to improve data speeds by a factor of 100 in most places of Kampala, a city that has a population of three million potential Internet users. Carriers will get the faster data speeds, and will be able to offer access to speeds of up to two gigabits per second to customers. Three of Kampala’s service providers have already agreed to use Google’s fiber backbone, although end-user prices for faster service have not been announced. More →

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Fiber-optic Broadband Market Share

Google Fiber effect: Fiber to make up 19% of fixed broadband subscriptions by year end

By on August 21, 2013 at 7:50 AM.

Google Fiber effect: Fiber to make up 19% of fixed broadband subscriptions by year end

Google Fiber probably isn’t headed to your town anytime soon. In fact, building out Google’s affordable, lightning-fast Internet service to blanket America would cost a whopping $140 billion, so it’s no mystery why Google has been so slow in expanding the service. But Google Fiber has been pushing some ISPs to compete and it also seems to be one of several factors contributing to the accelerated rollout of fiber-optic Internet service around the globe. A new report from market research firm ABI Research suggests that by the end of this year, fiber-optic cable will carry 19% of the world’s fixed broadband subscriptions. More →

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Google Fiber Net Neutrality

Did Google change its stance on net neutrality? [updated]

By on July 31, 2013 at 11:50 AM.

Did Google change its stance on net neutrality? [updated]

Now that Google is an ISP, it’s started to act more like one. Wired reports that Google has barred a “potential” Google Fiber customer from attaching a server to its network, which the customer alleges is in violation of the Federal Communications Commission’s network neutrality guidelines. Google says that barring servers from its network is perfectly in line with reasonable network management practices and that users can run servers over Google Fiber if they get the company’s permission first. More →

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