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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 Camikazi on 4/27/2014 11:55:11 AM , Rating: 3
I saw that article but also noticed that it said the technicians had to visit their house 3 times after they installed to fix problems so it might be they still have a problem. Also there are many people who have posted on blogs saying they are getting the 1Gbps speed that Google claims, actually I haven't found any except the one you are talking about that get such low speeds. Everyone else posting says they get from 700-940Mbps on Google fiber so I think that person just has a wiring or installation problem somewhere.


RE: Gigabit—or not?
By atechfan on 4/27/2014 12:21:52 PM , Rating: 2
I'm going to look around more. Consumer Reports is hardly a source I trust.


RE: Gigabit—or not?
By melgross on 4/29/2014 6:35:32 PM , Rating: 2
I trust it more than random posters here. They are very good at most things, not so good with some others. I've yet to see a comparison of cable providers that includes Google.


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