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Along with fiber, select cities could also find Google-supported Wi-Fi access

Google wants to send a clear message to U.S. internet users and rivals: the internet war is continuing, and Google wants to be on top.  Cities that are already receiving Google’s gigabit-speed internet service will also be able to benefit from widespread Wi-Fi, according to recent reports.
 
“We’d love to be able to bring outdoor Wi-Fi access to all of our Fiber cities, although we don’t have any specific plans to announce right now,” Google spokespeople reportedly said.
 
Google Fiber is currently available in Kansas City and Provo, Utah, with plans on the tablet to bring the service to Austin, TexasAn additional 34 cities have until May 1 to reply, providing information about city addresses, building types, and to turn over geospatial data files that provide access to city infrastructure.
 
After receiving the documents, Google will conduct thorough studies to determine how feasible fiber and Wi-Fi support can be introduced.
 
There is a growing battle in the United States to try and roll out fiber internet access to subscribers, and Google hopes to put as much pressure on traditional Internet service providers as possible.  AT&T has plans to ramp up gigabit-per-second fiber to 21 cities in the U.S., with other companies also trying to join in on the fun.

Source: Computer World



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RE: Gigabit—or not?
By ComputerJuice on 4/26/2014 6:34:02 PM , Rating: 2
In my city $70 for 50meg is an AWESOME price considering Google has no bandwidth caps. We have only one company that provides that theoretical speed: Comcast. It tests at about 25-30meg in reality with a bandwith cap of 200gig (add $50 if you go over). All for the "introductory price" $159.99 per month. After a year it becomes $209.95 +taxes = $228 per month. Bundled with cable and phone the price comes down to $125, but to get it down you spend another $110 to get that (aka $235 +taxes). And that is at Comcasts current rates (which we all know can rise per month). The only alternatives we have is mobile (verizon, att, tmobile) or Century Link with a top speed of 10mbs (tests at 7mbs).


RE: Gigabit—or not?
By Cheesew1z69 on 4/27/2014 12:07:17 PM , Rating: 2
It's a 250GB limit and they aren't really enforcing it right now.


RE: Gigabit—or not?
By Avatar28 on 4/27/2014 4:53:59 PM , Rating: 2
Also pretty sure it's not $50 for going over. It's more like $10/50 GB over.


RE: Gigabit—or not?
By melgross on 4/28/2014 8:37:54 PM , Rating: 2
FIOS in NYC, at least is better than that, at least if your getting more than just Internet. I'm not sure what that alons off hand. But for triple play, with the ultimate cable service which includes all of HBO and Showtime, plus some other movie channel, I forget which, plus a number of premium other channels including sports, with 75/35 service (real 75/35 service, it's $129 a month. I opted for 150/35 for an extra $50.

Their service is what they advertise. Shouldn't they all be? No excuse?


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