Gigabit Google Fiber Plans Unveiled, Include Traditional TV and a Free Internet Option

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PsychNerd

With charter I am getting 30M/4m for 45 a month including all the fees. But there is a 250GB data cap.

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bling581

That's crazy because I pay $55 a month for what's considered basic internet through TWC. That's only 7mbps.

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sundropdrinker3

You're getting ripped off. Here with TWC you get 30 down for $50.

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keithfreitag

looked at the google page for it, might want to change your article again! I'm seeing 1,000Mbps Down and 1,000Mbps Up so you are getting 125MB/s in real world specs. Now that's fast!

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Caboose

Still considered Gigabit.

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JustinC

Utopia is my closest option to Google Fiber, I still love Utopia but Google Fiber would be nice.

Utopia is in select Utah cities with pricing of:

50 Mbps Down: $35/mo
100 Mbps Down: $45/mo
1 Gbps Down: $300/mo

Might seem like a lot, but it's a better deal than Comcast and Century Link. In addition, Fiber is hooked straight to your home no sharing with your neighbors. No sneaky prices either like comcasts pricing only for 6 months then it doubles, then 12 months doubles again.

Heres hoping Google Fiber succeeds in taking out ISP Money Whores.

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Happy

Yes! Down with the ISPs!

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goodtime

Don't be obnoxious
-and I asked first!

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sundropdrinker3

You didn't ask, you just stated. Btw, I want it too.

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shyguyyetnot

Shut up and take my money!!!

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aaronj2906

This is more than enough for normal business use. Real public IP (ipv6?), not NAT? Static?
I would absolutely pay for this, instantly. Too bad I don't live there.

5d/1u is no problem for web surfing and email-size files. I don't torrent/mule, but even if I did, I'd back burner it.

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Neufeldt2002

I wish Google would do this in Canada, more specifically, where I live.

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Ulrich

Fastest growing city 2013 will go to KC...

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Happy

*laughs* There may very well prove to be some truth to your statement. I wouldn't be surprised.

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ultrapain

Amazing - Google is pulling their own fiber for this!

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2012/07/26/google-set-to-announce-ultra-high-speed-internet-service/

While this is really cool, it makes me wonder how long it will take to get the fiber to new communities. Google is infinitely more competent than Verizon, but you still have to go through the incompetent state and local governments to get the cable ran, which leads me to believe that it'll be YEARS before I ever see this service in my neighborhood.

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aaronj2906

"Google is infinitely more competent than Verizon"

That is it's own article. :)
Absolutely true.

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blftooler

5 up and 1 down??? no thank you

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keithfreitag

even though it's still 5down 1up, why is that better? I thought it was gigabit fiber so the speeds would've been crazy fast. That's real world 625KB/s Down and 125KB/s Up. Compared to Comcast for me it's 20 down and 4 up.

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davidthemaster30

It's a typo -> 5 down 1 up ... but it's free!
Also, 1 gbps up/down and no data caps ... T_T why do I live in Canada again?

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jnite

That part confused me a bit. It's usually the other way around. Is that a possible typo?

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Brad Chacos

Yes, it was. It was 5Mbps down/1Mbps up. Fixed, thanks.

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aaronj2906

If they did something like that, with static IPs... It would be a geek's dream. Imagine setting up pfSense or Smoothwall IPSEC VPNs using old, dusty PCs with your friends/family.

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jnite

Google just keeps spreading into more and more avenues. It will only be a matter of time before we live in Google city, where we drive in our Google Rides. We'll go eat at Google Burger and all work for the Google overlords.

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Hey.That_Dude

At least the Google Overlords push the envelope. Sitting her stuck in "Low graduation, high birth" state looking at 24Mbps/2Mbps as a maximum for more than the Gigabit+TV that google offers.

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USraging

Brad why do you tease me so... Its like holding a cookie in front of a fat kid that he can never reach..

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Scatter

How are they getting this to homes? Are they piggy backing on existing phone lines and poles and if so then why would the existing phone and cable companies allow them to do so.

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siramic

They are laying down their own fiber optic lines, which can be very expensive. According to the link ultrapain provided (4 above)
http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2012/07/26/google-set-to-announce-ultra-high-speed-internet-service/

Even Verizon said the cost was to much for them to continue their FiOS network. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-kushnick/the-great-verizon-fios-ripoff_b_1529287.html

I wonder what type of modem that would be needed to allow such speeds?

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Taz0

Probably just a simple 1000BASE-X network card, such as the $152 one here:

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?cid=18417165155122746108

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siramic

Cool, thanks for that info. and link, Taz0 :)

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xRadeon

I WANT NOW

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TommM

Damn...get this to Seattle, would ya Google?? I want to get rid of Comcast so bad I can't see straight.

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Happy

+1

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jason2393

I guess I'm moving to Kansas City.

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sammy_sam

Sucks, I live in Kansas City, MO...not in my part of town. Can't even pre-register.

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