Google Fiber + TV announced, will it change how we use mobile devices?

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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27. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

word, its sad to know they have this tech going on and do not use it....

28. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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? 1.5mb/s DSL..... WTF. 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

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

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

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

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

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

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

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The 1 Gb internet plan is $70, while the 1 Gb internet + TV is $120.

29. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

very nice. I like it and id try it if it were in St. Louis

30. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Link to the exact offers:https://fiber.google.com/plans/residential/ 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

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

For what you are getting for 120 a month - 1TB of cloud - nexus 7 tablet, boxes - no setup fees - great deal.

33. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Buy more Androids, support Google. They will bring us to technological salvation.

34. Aeires unregistered

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

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

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.

40. Samsomesh

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

Great work!!!

42. kew01

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

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

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

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

Posts: 16; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

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!!!!
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