Dreams Crushed: Google Has No Current Plans to Bring Google Fiber to NYC Area

A job posting which was recently spotted online, reportedly pointed to unannounced plans of Google’s to bring its Internet service, Google Fiber to the New York City area.

To the dismay of NYC residents, a Google spokesperson has confirmed to Ars Technica that the company has no plans to bring Google Fiber to New York.

Here is the brief, but to the point statement made from the Google spokesperson.  (more…)

April Fools: Google Fiber Announces Coffee-To-The-Home for All Subscribers

If you love Google Fiber, are lucky enough to live in an area that receives it, and also happen to be a coffee aficionado, you may be interested in Google’s new Coffee-To-The-Home (CTTH) service. (Provo subscribers get Hot Chocolate-To-The-Home.)

Announced today, the program aims to deliver delectable beverages from local baristas to your home via Google’s “hot beverage backbone” (HBB).

Google said it was inspired to create CTTH by Fiber users who enjoy hot cups of joe while watching the news or reading email, and consulted  “java junkies, renowned roasters, and cupping connoisseurs” to create the best hot beverage delivery system ever. The company says the program works in parallel with fiber optic lines, and should be available to all subscribers soon. (more…)

Google Reportedly Moving Towards Delivering 10Gbps Download Speeds With Google Fiber

According to Google’s CFO Patrick Pichette, who we have the pleasure of listening to every time there is a Google earnings call, there is no need to wait another decade for 10Gbps Internet speeds in American homes.

In a talk about Google Fiber during the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet conference, Pichette was quoted as saying, “That’s where the world is going. It’s going to happen. It may happen over a decade, but why wouldn’t we make it available in three years? That’s what we’re working on. There’s no need to wait.”  (more…)

Google Opens Fiber Registration to Provo Residents Living Along Previous iProvo Network

The Google Fiber team has been quiet since November of last year, when installations were first taking place in Provo, Utah for a select number of residents. Well, Google has now opened up registration for the new service to residents who live along the old iProvo network that Google bought early last year.

To get hooked up, residents must pay a $30 construction fee, then there are three tiers of service to choose from. Tier one is completely free for at least seven years, providing standard Internet access with speeds up of 5Mbps down and 1Mbps up. The second tier is your popular Google Fiber 1Gbps down and 1Gbps up for $70 a month. The final tier, which also includes Google’s TV service with hundreds of HD channels, ability to record up to 8 shows at once, and a 2TB storage box to store your shows will run you $120 a month.  (more…)

First Google Fiber Installations Taking Place in Provo, Utah

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Back in April of this year, Google made it official that it was bringing Google Fiber to Provo, UT. Here we are in November, and the first installation specialists are arriving at doorsteps. It was made public that the rollout of the 1Gbps service would be particularly easy in Provo, as Google acquired iProvo, a fiber optic network that was already in place through the city.  (more…)

Google Fiber App for Android Updated, Brings DVR Management Features

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For the few of you who are lucky enough to have Google Fiber connected to your house, you can go grab the updated Fiber app that just hit Google Play. Google introduced a few DVR management features, which should help you control the media stored on your storage box a lot better. If you own an iPhone or iPad as well, you will be happy to know that Google also released the Google Fiber app for iPhones earlier today.  (more…)