Google Fiber Reaction Video

Watch a man weep tears of joy when he finds out he’s getting Google Fiber

By on August 26, 2014 at 4:55 PM.

Watch a man weep tears of joy when he finds out he’s getting Google Fiber

What was the happiest day of your life? The day you got married? The day you saw your newborn child for the very first time? The day you graduated college and knew you had a bright future ahead of you? Not for this man. For this man, the happiest day of his life appears to be when he found out he’d finally be able to ditch his current Internet provider for Google Fiber. More →

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When Is Google Fiber Coming

Google explains why it’s taking its sweet time bringing Google Fiber to your city

By on July 17, 2014 at 5:37 PM.

Google explains why it’s taking its sweet time bringing Google Fiber to your city

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Google to announce that it’s bringing Google Fiber to more markets. However, it seems that Google seems content to take its time for now and keep its Fiber deployments confined to the three markets it’s announced so far: Kansas City, Missouri, Austin, Texas and Provo Utah. More →

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Google Fiber Expansion Portland

Portland takes a huge step toward getting Google Fiber

By on June 13, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

Portland takes a huge step toward getting Google Fiber

Although Portland, Ore. is known as the city that’s perpetually stuck in the early 1990s, it might be about to get a fiber network that’s very 21st century. The Oregonian reports that Portland’s city council has voted unanimously to approve Google Fiber’s franchise agreement with the city, which paves the way for Google’s high-speed fiber network to set up shop in the northwest for the first time. More →

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Google Fiber Fast Lanes

Yet another hugely important reason Google Fiber is better than your broadband service

Yet another hugely important reason Google Fiber is better than your broadband service

By on May 22, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Say what you want about Google being “evil” — I, for one, love how evil Google is — but the company has repeatedly shown us that its high-speed Internet service, Google Fiber, is quite possibly the least “evil” option in the country. In the two markets with access to Google Fiber, Google offers three tiers of home broadband service: 5Mbps/1Mbps service for free (that’s right, free Internet), 1Gbps service for $70 per month, and 1Gbps service with 150 TV channels for $120 per month.

Compared to widely available packages from leading ISPs and pay TV companies, those rates are amazing. And now, in light of the net neutrality issues that have reemerged in recent months, we have yet another reason Google Fiber is better than your current broadband service. More →

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Google Fiber Expansion Update

Here’s the latest major update on Google’s possible Fiber expansion

By on May 1, 2014 at 4:47 PM.

Here’s the latest major update on Google’s possible Fiber expansion

Earlier this year, Google announced that it was looking at expanding its Fiber service to new markets and that it was looking at 34 new cities in 9 metropolitan areas, including Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh-Durham, San Antonio, Salt Lake City, and San Jose. It’s been nearly three months since the announcement and news on the possible expansion has been virtually non-existent, which is why Google’s update on Thursday was notable. According to the Google Fiber Blog, the cities have been busy working through a checklist to prepare for Google Fiber, and “for the most part,” they’re nearly finished. More →

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TWC vs. Google Fiber

TWC: Our network ‘works just as well’ as Google Fiber

By on April 30, 2014 at 4:04 PM.

TWC: Our network ‘works just as well’ as Google Fiber

In an apparent attempt to enrage even more disgruntled subscriber, Time Warner Cable CTO Mike Lajoie reportedly compared his company’s service with Google Fiber. DSL Reports writes that Google Fiber was a major topic of conversation at The Cable Show in Los Angeles this week, drawing the attention of the cable executives that had gathered for the event. Some cable companies are clearly aware of the threat of Google Fiber, but TWC doesn’t appear to be concerned.

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Google Fiber WiFi

Another reason to love Google Fiber: Fast, free public WiFi

By on April 25, 2014 at 12:35 PM.

Another reason to love Google Fiber: Fast, free public WiFi

People love Google Fiber. The lightning-fast yet shockingly affordable Google broadband service covers a small fraction of 1% of American households, but consumers across the nation are clamoring for it. For those somehow still unaware, Google Fiber offers completely free 5Mbps broadband service to households in the two U.S. cities in which it is offered, or 1Gbps service for just $70 per month. To get an idea of how great that package is, I pay $60 per month for 30/5Mbps service (30Mbps download, 5Mbps upload) from Time Warner Cable.

Now, it looks like people will soon have yet another reason to love Google Fiber: Free public WiFi. More →

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Google Fiber New York

Google doesn’t have ‘any plans to bring Google Fiber to New York’

By on April 16, 2014 at 3:15 PM.

Google doesn’t have ‘any plans to bring Google Fiber to New York’

It was too good to be true after all. Speaking with Ars Technica on Wednesday, a Google spokesperson made it clear that there are no plans to bring Google Fiber to the New York area at this time, despite a seemingly surreptitious job listing discovered earlier this week. More →

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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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