Google Awards Kansas City, KS With Gigabit Fiber

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dogman_1234

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So, good news for Google and Kansas.

On the other hand, the rest of us have crap speed service. This only proves we can have the service, just no one choose it to serve the good of the public. Just another example of companies working for themselves. (Except Google as of now.)
 

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[citation][nom]atminside[/nom]Just until incumbent ISPs try to derail this project.[/citation]

Or jack up their prices for everybody else, to compensate for the loss of business in Kansas.
 
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Yeah, the ISPs will lose both of their customers in Kansas, and we are all going to have to foot the bill!!!
 

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[citation][nom]dogman_1234[/nom]So, good news for Google and Kansas.On the other hand, the rest of us have crap speed service. This only proves we can have the service, just no one choose it to serve the good of the public. Just another example of companies working for themselves. (Except Google as of now.)[/citation]

And thats how the Democracy/Capitalism works...you guys have quite a ways to go to make this a good government system. Not saying Communism is better or anything lawls.
 

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All bow before Google, new gods of Cyberspace! Now to send Facebook updates in Kansas it will have to go through Google's Interweb Tubes and be tagged with ads according to the responses. Now Google just needs to purchase Cisco and make all the routers tag all traffic with sweet ads.
 

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[citation][nom]dogman_1234[/nom]So, good news for Google and Kansas.On the other hand, the rest of us have crap speed service. This only proves we can have the service, just no one choose it to serve the good of the public. Just another example of companies working for themselves. (Except Google as of now.)[/citation]

thats american greed....elsewhere in the world speeds are faster and cheaper then the states.
 

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@wawa. No. That's the us's aged information infastructure. Us has some of the longest distances to cover of any natoin. The onlt natoin as large as us with comprable internet speeds to my knowledge is china. And their setup is under 10 years old. Ours meanwhile is between 30 and 80 years old
 
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After battling ISPs over net neutrality etc. Google decides: if you can't beat the ISPs, become an ISP!
 

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[citation][nom]davendork[/nom]All bow before Google, new gods of Cyberspace! Now to send Facebook updates in Kansas it will have to go through Google's Interweb Tubes and be tagged with ads according to the responses. Now Google just needs to purchase Cisco and make all the routers tag all traffic with sweet ads.[/citation]

haha. i totally giggled like a schoolgirl at this comment. Not all google ads are bad. Ever encounter some of those that make you stop and think just who's been using your computer or what the hell you've been doing while you're asleep?
 

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This is awesome news. Somebody needs to pick up the slack where Frontier Communications and Verizon have left off. Frontier is in serious danger of going out of business in many, if not all of their markets. Without a fiber optic network (which cable companies don't have) nobody will get high speed internet in the USA.
 

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[citation][nom]BulkZerker[/nom]@wawa. No. That's the us's aged information infastructure. Us has some of the longest distances to cover of any natoin. The onlt natoin as large as us with comprable internet speeds to my knowledge is china. And their setup is under 10 years old. Ours meanwhile is between 30 and 80 years old[/citation]

You do know that there are tons of dark fiber not even being used crisscrossing the nation, yes? Sure the 'last mile' part is a bit old in places, but that is because of apathy and greed. Chances are you probably live within 50-75 miles of a fiber trunk.

Telcos don't want technology to advance. They want to keep raking in the profits and keeping a steady system that they don't have to change or adapt to.

Every time a city or citizen group says "ENOUGH" and starts to build their own fiber to the home service? They're sued to death by the Telcos for "unfair Competition".

I for one Hope Google can make this happen and tell the Teclos to SHUT UP OR PUT UP.
 

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well lucky them. i guess it was the cheapest place for them to setup and good infrastruture.

These speeds will never hit NYC or Queens, etc. perhaps in 2025 at an affordable rate.
 
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