Back in February, Google announced that it would entertain the idea of bringing its ultra-high speed Fiber internet to nine new markets. This morning, AT&T tried to crush that number by announcing that it would look at up to 100 new markets for its “ultra-fast” Fiber network, 21 of which are major metropolitan areas.
Like Google, AT&T isn’t saying that all of these cities and municipalities are guaranteed to get Fiber, but that they will work with local leaders to discuss ways to bring the service to their communities. In other words, there really is no sure thing here, it’s completely up to the local markets to get the ball rolling. (more…)
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…)
A recent job listing from Google shows that the company is eyeing an expansion of Google Fiber into New York, New York. The listing is for a Regional Sales Manager (shoutout to TDWP), a role which will essentially evangelize Google Fiber to property management companies and negotiate contractual language for the service. (more…)
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…)
Got your freakout caps on? Good. Google announced today that they are exploring plans to bring its Internet and TV service, Google Fiber, to nine new cities in the US. Within each metropolitan area, there are different markets, which brings the possible number of future Fiber markets to 34. (more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)