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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by kellz0, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. kellz0

    kellz0 Registered Member

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    "Google launched its 1-gigabit-per-second broadband service in Kansas City today and also unveiled a new interactive television service called Google Fiber TV, in a move it hopes will push the broadband and paid TV industries to deploy speedier networks at a lower cost.
    Google Fiber TV is a service that provides interactive search for TV that lets you search your DVR as well as content you have on services like Netflix. It will include a DVR with up to 500 hours of storage of shows and movies all in 1,080p High Definition. You can also record up to eight TV shows at once.
    Google is charging every home that gets the fiber service $300 for the construction of the fiber link. But the company is waiving that fee for people who sign up initially for the service.
    Google is offering three different packages. The Gigabit and Fiber TV service will cost $120 a month and will include 1Gbps connectivity on the upstream as well as downstream. There is no data cap. It also comes with 1 terabyte of Google Drive cloud storage. The TV service will include all the regular broadcast TV channels, hundreds of Google Fiber TV channels, thousands of TV shows on demand, and premium movie channels.
    Google didn't say whether traditional cable channels such as Discovery or ESPN will be included in the package. The company will also be giving away free Google Android Nexus 7 tablets to everyone who signs up for this service.
    The second package is for broadband-only customers. It will cost $70 a month and offer 1Gbps downloads and uploads. It will also provide the 1 terabyte of data storage, as well as a network box for offering the service.


    For an introductory period, people who sign up for the two services won't have to pay the $300 construction fee.
    The last package is geared toward the 25 percent of Kansas City area people who may not have broadband already. Google will offer this service for a limited time only. It will be free to customers who pay for the $300 fiber installation. And it will include 5Gbps download speeds and 1Gpbs upload speeds for seven years. Customers will have the option to upgrade the service to one of the other packages. Google will allow customers for this plan to pay for the $300 construction fee on a monthly basis -- $25 a month for the first year.
    Kevin Lo, general manager of Google Access, said during the unveiling presentation that Google will make the service available to folks in Kansas City, Kan., as well as people in Kansas City, Mo. The company will deploy the network first in "fiberhoods" where there's the most interest from consumers.
    Starting today, Google is launching virtual "rallies" in which it's encouraging people throughout these cities to sign up on a Web site. If a neighborhood can get 40 to 80 households to preregister for the service, Google will begin deployments. From there, the company will hook up schools, libraries, government offices, and other publicly accessed buildings to the fiber network.
    Google has also established a "fiber space" demonstration center where local residents can make appointments to learn more about the personal and community benefits of having a fiber network.
    Google, which announced the project in February 2010, began construction of the network backbone in February. The company had said it expected to launch the network this summer. The idea behind Google Fiber is for the company to build a commercial fiber-based high-speed broadband network that Google and others can use to test new business models and applications that need very fast connections -- upward of 1Gbps. Thousands of cities competed to be the home of the future network. Kansas City won.
    Google is now ready to put the network into action. Earlier this summer a set-top box displaying the company's logo made it through the Federal Communications Commission's approval process." http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57...kansas-city-fiber-net-intros-google-fiber-tv/

    Sound like this will be awesome especially since it have no data cap at such speeds!
     
  2. JimmyWong

    JimmyWong Registered Member

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    Sounds awesome. Traditional ISPs must be shitting their pants.
     
  3. KINGCOS

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    Can't wait for this in Australia
     
  4. Chris22

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    Need to get myself a server set up in kansas city.. Damn impressive speeds
     
  5. extremeboy

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    great as Kansas city have the Top Notch Internet speed in USA considering to go there lol :D
     
  6. macdonjo3

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    I was just about to make a thread on this. It sure beats my 1.5 MBPS internet. Damn. What I'd do to get this...
     
  7. phatzilla

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    Can't wait to have a company monitor my activity in a much more sophisticated way than the competitors it's trying to crush.
     
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    Hehe, all my servers are in Kansas city, even before this they have impressive internet speeds there.

    Considering I'm in New Zealand, I get a better ping to my servers in Kansas City then I do to servers based in LA or SF which seems bizarre.
     
  9. abuhanifa

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    Wow , nice move by Big G . Why don't they start such services in my area ?? :(
     
  10. madsem

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    customers should be shitting their pants... Google the almighty company, knows almost everything about you, after becoming their own ISP, will know everything about you. yaaaay
     
  11. rowebil

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    Fiber is too expensive to run it out in the middle of nowhere. Being Kansas City is such a big datacenter city, they were smart to run it there first. Just wait until more service providers hear about it...with technology, comes great competition. :)
     
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    Google must have paid big bucks for regulators to turn their eyes on this.

    E-commerce will be a one trillion dollar a year industry very soon and Google has a stranglehold over much of it. And people thought Microsoft was bad. lol Soon' Google will have a secondary listing in the dictionary right next to monopoly. Well, that is if they don't own dictionaries by then...

    It's time to toss the corporate suck asses out of Washington D.C..
     
  13. monk13

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    google fiber, helping isp's take a shit since 2012
    relieving the constipation of the internet
     
  14. ShadeDream

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    Hate all you want I'd love to be the mastermind behind Google. :)
     
  15. FraCorp

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    Here Here !!! I have it =)
     
  16. squidkai1

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    This will be interesting to see how the industry changes.

    Some things to note :

    Currently there are no competitors for Google speed wise. No other competitor can match these speeds. The only one that has the capability was Verizon with their FIOS service. Unfortunately they stopped because the cost per customer was too high. Google already calculated this into their budget and already planned accordingly.

    If Google keeps the prices the way they are and not scale up once initial customer launches are complete, this will kill all other cable companies. Currently cable companies have to charge based off of what networks charge them (regardless of what customers think). Google must either have some kind of really amazing contracts with these networks, or they have some kind of advertisements in place to reduce the cost of their budget. Think netzero back in the day.

    Anywho, just my two cents and I look forward to signing up for this service when it comes into town!
     
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    They can shove their fiber up the penguin's ass as far as I am concerned. Screw Googliath!
     
  18. darrenjzy

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    Hmm...another reason to move back home. Last time I was there I was using ATnT DSL....
     
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    This won't last long or go far. The current baby bells and cable providers are butt buddies with all the state reps, law makers etc. If they try to roll out on a bigger scale then strings will be pulled to keep google at bay for as long as possible or entirely. Already happens with smaller county/town fiber companies. They (verizon, att, embarq, twc etc) claim that towns/counties running their own fiber is unfair and does not promote a healthy pricing environment.... It worked.
     
  20. Sui<3

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    brb, moving to Kansas City