Posts about Google Fiber

On July 27, 2013, Google Fiber will celebrate its one-year Fiberversary (their words, not mine!) of its official services launch in the Kansas City market. So exactly what has Google Fiber accomplished in year number one?
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Google Fiber’s recent announcement about Austin, Texas and Provo, Utah has sparked a flurry of reactions from other service providers in the US. AT&T and Century made (somewhat dubious) assertions that they would match Google’s Gigabit. Comcast, Time Warner and Frontier on the other hand insisted that no one needs a Gigabit.
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I’m excited about the potential of gigabit broadband services, but I also know it is unlikely my current broadband service provider will offer these kinds of speeds within this decade or perhaps even next. If I should be so lucky to have access to gigabit speeds (heck, I would be happy with 50Mbps) in the foreseeable future, it will likely be provided through my own city government in some form of a public-private partnership.
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