Google Gives Netflix Free Access to Fiber Fast Lane, Calls It a "Win-Win" Situation

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noobstix

When Google can provide service to my area, Comcast is gonna be dumped like a bad girlfriend. My bill for both TV and Internet is in the $100-something per month range right now for "Xfinity". Comcast got progressively worse every year that I've had their service so I welcome an ISP change.

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boidsonly

Nothing like Google making the money hungry ISPs look even more greedy than they are. And, just think of all the additional privacy you will give up using fiber...

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AFDozerman

Not any more than you already are by using most modern services.

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AFDozerman

Not any more than you already are by using most modern services.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

I would so love to ditch Comcast.

The price tag is what pisses me off the most. $144 a month for basic cable and Internet. By and large, we get reality-TV across the board; nothing educational, nothing novel, nothing new. The Internet access is barely adequate, a high-ping web of packet loss.

Comcast has enjoyed a broadband monopoly in my region for nearly two decades, thanks to a corrupt government that stifles competition for kickbacks.

I hope someone comes along to help me kick Comcast to the curb.

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yammerpickle2

Google please bring your fiber to my area!

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Bullwinkle J Moose

So Sorry Comcast, Soon it's Google Fiber Everywhere!

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MaximumMike

Legislation was recently introduced in Kansas to stop Google fiber from expanding any further into the state. I understand that other states are adopting similar legislation. Big government will work very hard to ensure that competition doesn't exist for its propped up cable monopolies and that prices remain very high for consumers.

Google is building it's fiber network on its own dime, while ISP's like ATT built their copper networks on the backs of taxpayers, all the while promising us fiber networks. And even though they lied to us and stole our tax dollars, big government will do everything they can to ensure that companies like Google aren't allowed to compete in their space.

If companies like ATT and Comcast have their way, they will get to charge three times for delivering the same piece of data.

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Ghost XFX

you have the link to that? There needs to be a concerted push to open the door for Google by the consumers in Kansas...

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MaximumMike

Unfortunately, I don't. There are several articles referencing the bill on the internet, but I didn't see one that tells the name of the bill or who you write to protest it.

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Upyourbucket

Google is so nice to share their "fast lane". Maybe they'll share it with me too! .... NOT

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Innomasta

You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain

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Enigmatistical

You have just made my year, possibly decade :)

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Innomasta

My pleasure :)