In some type of twisted dark humor, AT&T announced today their plans to bring a 1Gbps Internet service to the city of Austin, TX. If you have been following the news of Google Fiber, they too made their expansion into the city of 820K residents official yesterday morning. So, for anyone not living in Austin, TX this must just seem like the worst thing ever. (more…)
It was made official yesterday that Google Fiber would be coming to Austin, Texas. While I don’t find it fair at all, the folks down there are as excited as ever, and Google is finally releasing more details about the roll out. According to their post, homes won’t begin to be setup until mid-2014. That seems like quite the wait, but it should be completely worth it. (more…)
It’s official – Austin, Texas is the new home of the Google Fiber expansion. As was rumored last week, Google is set to bring the gigabit Internet service to the town sometime in the relative future, but there was no specific date given. Austin now joins company with Kansas City, the first city to host the service. (more…)
Oh my goodness. Looks as though the time has come for Google’s gigabit Internet service, Fiber to finally expand beyond its small realm of Kansas City. It’s about time, Google! According to a statement, the city of Austin, Texas and Google have a very important announcement to make on April 9th, with almost everyone who runs the city in attendance. While Google did not come out and say it is for Fiber just yet, The Verge speculates that there is already enough evidence to come to that conclusion. (more…)
As much as we’d all like to have Google’s Fiber internet and TV service in our homes, only the lucky few that live in the suburbs of Kansas City get to have it. However, it would seem that Google wants to tease the rest of us by releasing the Google Fiber app to Google Play. You can download it, but you can’t even toy around with the app unless you have Fiber associated with your Google account. (more…)
Not that this is a total shocker and given that Google Fiber currently only serves a single city, Netflix has ranked America’s Internet service providers based on their average streaming speeds. Currently, Fiber outperforms all of America’s other offerings like FiOS, Comcast, Time Warner, Charter, and basically everybody else in existence by a hefty margin. (more…)
According to Goldman Sachs, the best estimate for how much it would cost Google to have a complete Google Fiber roll out to the United States would cost roughly $140 billion. That’s $140,000,000,000. That’s a lot of zeros. Technically, Google’s yearly budget for such projects is $4.5 billion, which means we could be waiting quite some time before others outside of Kansas City experience 1Gbps download and upload speeds.
Other estimates were done to see how much the cost would amount to if they decided to only light up half of America, which still equaled to about $70 billion. That’s just $25 billion over the amount of cash that Google has on hand during any given day of the week.
Come on, Apple. Lend a helping hand?
According to the Wall Street Journal, Dish Network is looking to build out its own wireless service thanks to spectrum that it acquired back in 2008. While it has talked to multiple potential partners, one of them should get you excited – Google. A source close to the matter said that the talks between the two were not advanced and that they could lead to nothing, however, it’s certainly an area that makes sense on a number of levels for Google. The idea here, is to create a network that could rival AT&T and Verizon. (more…)