Time Warner Cable Vs. Google Fiber

Time Warner Cable can dramatically boost your Internet speed at no cost… but only if Google Fiber’s around

By on April 13, 2015 at 6:40 PM.

Time Warner Cable can dramatically boost your Internet speed at no cost… but only if Google Fiber’s around

In the past we’ve often marveled at how quickly real competition can get incumbent ISPs to really up their games. Our latest example, via Redditor Xeppo, is Time Warner Cable’s vow to “transform TV and Internet experience in the Charlotte area.” Not coincidentally, Charlotte is one of the markets where Google Fiber this year announced it’s expanding to. More →

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AT&T Gigabit Internet

How Google Fiber keeps AT&T’s GigaPower pricing in-check

By on March 31, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

How Google Fiber keeps AT&T’s GigaPower pricing in-check

Much like in real estate, sometimes the price you pay for Internet service simply boils down to location, location, location.

Earlier this week, AT&T rolled out their gigabit Internet service in Cupertino, right in Apple’s backyard. Dubbed AT&T GigaPower, Ma Bell is offering blazing Internet speeds of 1Gbps for $110/month. Of course, if you just so happen to live in an area where Google Fiber is available, AT&T will lower the price to $70/month.

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Google Fiber Kansas City Benefits

3 ways Google Fiber is helping Kansas City besides offering 1Gbps Internet service

By on March 27, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

3 ways Google Fiber is helping Kansas City besides offering 1Gbps Internet service

Kansas City was very lucky to be the first city to get Google Fiber and we’re not talking just about the 1Gbps Internet service. NextCity has taken a look at some of the side benefits that Kansas City is reaping thanks to being the first Google Fiber city in America and they show just how great it can be to be the first major city in the U.S. to get a high-speed fiber network. More →

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Google Fiber Salt Lake City Expansion

Google Fiber just announced it’s coming to yet another new market

By on March 24, 2015 at 2:04 PM.

Google Fiber just announced it’s coming to yet another new market

Get excited, Salt Lake City residents — you’re about to get access to the fastest Internet service in the United States. Google on Tuesday announced that it would be bringing Google Fiber to Salt Lake City, which actually will make it the second city in Utah to have access to the service. Google first announced it was bringing Fiber to Provo, Utah back in 2013. More →

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Google Fiber Vs. Time Warner Cable

Google Fiber’s chilling threat to cities: Do things our way or ‘enjoy your Time Warner Cable’

By on February 26, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Google Fiber’s chilling threat to cities: Do things our way or ‘enjoy your Time Warner Cable’

Google Fiber is a hugely ambitious project and because of this it requires a lot of help from municipalities where it’s launching. GigaOM reports that Google is definitely taking a “my way or the highway” approach to getting what it wants from cities and it knows exactly what button to push: It tells cities that if they don’t want to do things Google’s way, they’ll get stuck with having Time Warner Cable as their sole broadband provider. More →

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Google Fiber Expansion Atlanta Nashville Charlotte

Google Fiber is about to announce its biggest, most ambitious expansion yet

By on January 27, 2015 at 8:45 AM.

Google Fiber is about to announce its biggest, most ambitious expansion yet

Awesome news for everyone who loves 1Gbps Internet services: Google Fiber is starting to expand much more aggressively. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google Fiber will announce an expansion into four new markets this week: Atlanta, Nashville, and two cities in North Carolina, Charlotte and Raleigh. More →

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Google Fiber Vs. Comcast

Google Fiber’s latest FCC filing is Comcast’s nightmare come to life

By on January 1, 2015 at 11:15 AM.

Google Fiber’s latest FCC filing is Comcast’s nightmare come to life

What’s every incumbent ISP’s worst nightmare? If we had to guess, it looks something like the filing that Google just made with the Federal Communications Commission. As The Wall Street Journal reports, Google this week told the FCC that reclassifying broadband providers under Title II of the Telecommunications Act would have a big side benefit for Google Fiber because it would give Google Fiber the same access to utility poles and other key infrastructure currently enjoyed by Comcast, AT&T and other big-name ISPs. More →

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Google Fiber Austin Texas Launch

Video: Google tells Austin, Texas why it’s going to love Google Fiber

By on December 1, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

Video: Google tells Austin, Texas why it’s going to love Google Fiber

Residents in Austin, Texas can sign up to get Google Fiber in their neighborhoods right now. And to convince Austinians that getting Fiber is in their best interests, the company has put out a new promotional video showing them all the ways Google’s 1Gbps service will change their lives for the better. More →

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Google Fiber Next City Nashville

The next city to get Google Fiber may have just been revealed

By on November 25, 2014 at 12:15 PM.

The next city to get Google Fiber may have just been revealed

Google Fiber fans eagerly awaiting news of the high-speed Internet service’s next major location may be in luck. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that Google Fiber has filed a franchise application with the state of Tennessee, which signals that “the company is moving forward with plans for gigabit speed Internet in Nashville.” More →

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