Google Fiber + TV announced, will it change how we use mobile devices?
0. phoneArena posted on 27 Jul 2012, 10:55
Google introduced their 1000 MB/sec broadband and TV service yesterday, and if it finds success it promises to transform how we use tablets and phone to consume television in our day-to-day lives...
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1. itiswhatitis posted on 27 Jul 2012, 11:01 25 1
Simply awsome,google best innovator of our generation!!!!
35. MeoCao (unregistered) posted on 27 Jul 2012, 18:59 9 0
This is so true, Apple, MS, Intel sit on mountains of money and don't know what to do with it.
Google has $50 billion in cash, so it this pilot project is successful Google can built a whole new internet network in North America and facilitate the same thing to happen else where too.
36. jroc74 posted on 27 Jul 2012, 19:29 5 0
I hope this also leads to them being a wireless phone carrier. I would use this if the prices and selection is good.
I use Comcast cuz its the only choice in my immediate area, I think...lol. RCN has more channels, more HD channels. I might need to check out Verizon, but I think thats part of Dish network.
Satellite carriers dont have more channels than cable companies. The ones I checked, anyway.
39. MeoCao (unregistered) posted on 27 Jul 2012, 21:03 2 0
Right, with such speedy network the cost of wireless communication will come down big time. Instead of several hugely powerful but expensive radio towers you just need to build thousands of hotspots and deliver the service. And the phone bills will be just like the cost of using Skype now.
37. jroc74 posted on 27 Jul 2012, 19:35 2 0
I wouldnt say best of our generation, but definitely one of the best. Especially looking at where they started..a simple search engine.
Well...maybe your generation is different than mine.lol I remember when MS OS's came on actual floppy disc...the soft kind. And their OS was spread across several discs.
I remember the MS/Apple cash infusion. I remember when XP was considered a disaster for MS. Now its one of their most stable OS's.
3. THEOG posted on 27 Jul 2012, 11:03 7 0
I'm pretty lucky I live maybe 20 or so miles from kc. If I was one of the big cable companies I would be scared. Very scared. I mean. When you have a google giving you a GB a sec. for 70 bucks with no set up fee. And you have att comcast and all the others charging you 70 bucks for 20 megabits per sec. I'm ready for them to come in my area so I can switch..
So comcast and all the others stop over charging and upgrade your networks. Seems google did it in a year. You guys been at it for over 10 years and still no fiber to our houses?? Whats the deal?
7. MeoCao (unregistered) posted on 27 Jul 2012, 11:08 0 0
Why KC? Larry Page home town?
8. ZayZay posted on 27 Jul 2012, 11:09 4 0
It's because companies want you to think their internet is the fastest and only minor upgrade it every year on purpose to make more money. They have the technology to make things way faster, they just choose to roll it out year by year to bleed people dry.
4. bobfreking55 posted on 27 Jul 2012, 11:06 7 5
do you guys get the feeling sometimes that Google could rule the world by monopolizing the market?
google seems like a nice company but sometimes i just think of these stuff. Google has hardware, software, services, networking sites.
next thing we know, Google is a carrier then a restaurant. lol.
9. MeoCao (unregistered) posted on 27 Jul 2012, 11:13 8 0
In this case we can't blame Google but those companies that allow that to happen. Google is winning by innovating. It becomes bad only when a company tries to hold on to the monopoly by using anticompetitive practices just like MS, Intel or Apple.
45. Zero0 posted on 29 Jul 2012, 00:08 0 0
Google is definitely putting itself into a bit of a dangerous situation by being in seemingly every market. Other than being a wireless carrier, they're basically in everything there is to do with technology that I can think of.
Even though Google does a lot, I can't think of many examples where they are abusive of their market power. Most of their services are free, and anything they are selling is priced competitively. (In the case of Fiber, "competitively" is an understatement.)
Anyway, this is an impressive offering. FiOS offers 300 Mbps for $200 a month, and somehow, Google offers over 3 times the speed for just over 1/3 the price. While I can't see Google building out anything near a nationwide fiber network, I hope that they can push the competition to offer better speeds at better prices.
46. bobfreking55 posted on 29 Jul 2012, 04:47 0 0
i know. i would surely want Google to expand services to my country.
If by any chance Google abuses it's position, another company will rise up anyway, IMO. (cough* apple vs samsung cough*)
5. MeoCao (unregistered) posted on 27 Jul 2012, 11:07 6 0
I love Google!
11. slickric620 posted on 27 Jul 2012, 11:19 0 0
Washington state is a long way from Kansas City :-(
14. McLTE posted on 27 Jul 2012, 11:39 2 3
What they forgot to mention is that included in your new Fiber+ plan is 2GB of data in the $70 a month plan.. beyond that it will cost $.15 per MB. :P
Seriously though.. this is GREAT! I just wish it was MPLS that was getting it!
19. Raiders15 posted on 27 Jul 2012, 12:17 1 0
There is no data cap on any plan according to the offical web page????
16. deathyyy posted on 27 Jul 2012, 12:03 0 0
Good thing I have been planning on moving to KC in the fall..
17. bolaG posted on 27 Jul 2012, 12:08 3 0
Pretty Amazing. Hope this catches on and spreads everywhere. I'll drop my cable and internet provider in a flash for this Googleawesomeness!
I'm just thankfull I'm alive during this Google era.
18. whothisperson posted on 27 Jul 2012, 12:13 0 0
That's 1000 Mb/sec, lower case b = bits, not to be confused with MB, uppercase B = bytes.
20. protozeloz posted on 27 Jul 2012, 12:21 1 0
yes, network speed is measured in Mbps..... also of you want the number in MBps you just have to divide to 8, that's around 125MBps, is still quite impressive when you note most people don't go above 1.3MBps
21. protozeloz posted on 27 Jul 2012, 12:23 0 0
In fact I'm not even sure MB is used to calculate data speed
24. tedkord posted on 27 Jul 2012, 13:44 3 0
Yep. I have a really good Comcast cable internet setup at home, and I top out at about 1.5MB/s, best case. This would be awesome, and someone needs to break the cable company's monopolies.
27. protozeloz posted on 27 Jul 2012, 14:21 0 0
word, its sad to know they have this tech going on and do not use it....
28. remixfa posted on 27 Jul 2012, 14:39 1 0
its not just cable. its ATT and DSL as well. They got a frikkin lock down on my entire residential area. "they laid the wire so they get to dictate who can use it". And they wont allow comcast or anyone else to lay their own wire because they got some kind of long term lock down with the community board.
They wired the entire area fiber optic from head to toe when it was built 5-6 yrs ago.. that was even on of their sales points. I got fiber optics running all through my house. And do you know what they decided to stick us with?
BRING IT ON GOOGLE. I hope they dominate in every area they enter and scare the living crap out of ALL current providers.
We invented the tech, we were one of the first countries to wire up. And we have one of the SLOWEST over all network speeds in the industrial world.. .while paying top dollar. Its a sham and a shame.
One of the ONLY new government programs I would get behind is a new national fiber optic network for everyone.
47. Berzerk000 posted on 05 Dec 2012, 09:42 0 0
125 MB/s? I only just barely break 4... I get 35 Mbps internet, and according to Speedtest my internet is better than 87% of Americans. But if I had 1,000 Mbps, I don't even know what I would do with those speeds. What would any of us do with that?
Or is that 1,000 Mbps just sort of a "theoretical" peak? Like how LTE can go up to 100 Mbps, but you only really see about 30-40 peaks.
49. protozeloz posted on 05 Dec 2012, 11:21 0 0
Wait...you have Google fiber? I could say it could have a bumpy start depending on your zone, 1000Mbps is usually under "optimal circumstances" so you could get over 400 as a decent representative number of that amount, but 35 should not cut it, yeah is blazing fast but still needs to be better than that.... Maybe you are on a zone with not a good coverage or you have a defective unit and should call customer support
Some details about the experience would be nice
50. Berzerk000 posted on 05 Dec 2012, 11:59 0 0
No no no, I was comparing it to what I have now, which is Comcast. I live in northern Florida, not Kansas or Missouri lol. Sorry for the misunderstanding, should have specified.
23. blazee posted on 27 Jul 2012, 13:37 0 0
I would get this unless Google provided internet package deal. But I hope this makes other companies step up , cable vision in particular. I'm so mad at them that iUsers are able to watch TV right of their devices and android doesn't get the same advantages
25. Sniggly posted on 27 Jul 2012, 14:10 0 0
Bring that s**t to Saint Louis and I'm sure I could get my friends to drop Uverse. Just make it at least slightly less expensive, and give us better customer service.
26. protozeloz posted on 27 Jul 2012, 14:19 0 0
well you do get cable and FAST AS HELL internet connection for a couple of extra bux, you just need to move to Kansas, half Geek Hipster population is already moving, better start renting a house... got mine near a Starbucks :D
48. Berzerk000 posted on 05 Dec 2012, 09:46 0 0
The 1 Gb internet plan is $70, while the 1 Gb internet + TV is $120.
29. Jeradiah3 posted on 27 Jul 2012, 14:55 0 0
very nice. I like it and id try it if it were in St. Louis
30. networkdood posted on 27 Jul 2012, 14:55 1 0
Link to the exact offers:
I like this one:
"The Full Google Experience
Experience the Internet like never before. Instant downloads.
Crystal clear HDTV. And endless possibilities.
Up to one gigabit upload & download speed • Full channel TV lineup • 2 year contract • No data caps
Nexus 7 tablet • TV Box • Storage Box • Network Box • 1TB Google Drive • $120/mo + taxes and fees
31. networkdood posted on 27 Jul 2012, 14:56 1 0
For what you are getting for 120 a month - 1TB of cloud - nexus 7 tablet, boxes - no setup fees - great deal.
33. The_Innovation posted on 27 Jul 2012, 15:57 4 0
Buy more Androids, support Google. They will bring us to technological salvation.
34. Aeires (unregistered) posted on 27 Jul 2012, 18:26 0 0
Killer video for a killer service. Finally someone doing cable outside the box, offering services far above the spoon feeding we've been getting for decades.
38. jroc74 posted on 27 Jul 2012, 19:43 0 0
They already offered free Wifi on some airline a few years ago....might be still going on.
Whoever says Google doesnt innovate or is evil....just hate Google. I admit Apple is innovative....just not as innovative as some ppl make it.
Alot of companies are innovative, not just Apple. Some of us need to realize that.
42. kew01 posted on 28 Jul 2012, 01:20 1 0
Why no one mentions this part:
"Up to 5Mbps download, 1Mbps upload speed • No data caps • Free service guaranteed for at least 7 years • Includes Network Box
$300 construction fee (one time or 12 monthly payments of $25) + taxes and fees"
Free internet and you only pay the install fee, in whole or monthly payments.
I know trolls may say "omg but it costs 300$$$$$!! how is that free?". Well, considering that workers need to feed their families and google is not a charity, you have to pay the fizical work.
And it's guaranteed for 7 years (at least) bound by contract. This seems a really good deal for the avarage Joe.
And it's showing internet providers that Google won't stand for the deceiving of the normal users, making them believe that the internet is really expensive and really hard to implement, when in reality is not.
I for one hope that, those avarage users will wake up and take a stand against those ISP's demaning better and fairer services.
43. jroc74 posted on 28 Jul 2012, 11:22 0 0
If satellite is still the same.....you have to pay for the boxes. And you rent boxes with cable companies....
Consider the $300 parts n labor....that you can split into 12 monthly payments.
STILL a good deal..lol.
44. BSTManCMc posted on 28 Jul 2012, 12:00 0 0
I currently have a Comcast internet package that gives me guarnteed 50 MBs and 20 MBs upload and it gives me on average 60 MBs on downloads. So I am pleased with Comcast but this sounds amazing, google is offering a package for free for 7 years tha rivals the $40 a month comcast internet package. INSANE!!!!