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Google to offer 1gbs fiber-to-the-home connections

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by YinYang.ERROR, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. YinYang.ERROR

    YinYang.ERROR New Member

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    Looks like Google has started an ISP project promising 1gbs connections to "at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people."

    Could this be the start of something big?

    http://www.google.com/appserve/fiberrfi
     
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    They need to get to me
     
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    :laugh: I was thinking the same thing, the fastest connection speed I have here is 3mb/s.
     
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    i have 25/25 but still :cry:
     
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    It's just so they can keep a closer eye on you.
     
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    man....google internet, who would have tought?....google now IS the internet
     
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    Oh how I wish small town southwestern MN had a chance of getting this....

    I pay for 3Mbps and get 1.5. It's the best Frontier can do.
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    I pay nothing for 100/xxx, get 80/30.. I'm happy with what I've got, but that is really sweet.

    It is kinda scary though.. Google IS taking over the world, for real.
     
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    that SUCKS... thats exactly what i just had in my new apt "3" but really 1.5. I had comcast down here that same week to get me back up to 12/6.

    1.5 is just brutal.
     
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    +1 :mad:
     
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    They are getting big, then what next? am I the only one worrying about another mega giant waking up? They have thousands of projects, they want to take facebook outta the game, create another os, then what? In 10 years, everything you'll see, breathe or eat will come from them ;)
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    My thoughts exactly. They will monitor our thoughts!

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    YinYang.ERROR New Member

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    Another mega giant? who was the first? Microsoft?
     
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    1Kurgan1 The Knife in your Back

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    The difference here is, google is actually cool, like trying to find chuck norris with I'm Feeling Lucky, they have little jokes here and there, they at least believe in some play while working.
     
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    Yeah they are screwing us enough with their os'es. Google might seem cool at first but you know what happens when companies go big. They are mega brainwashers, just look at their recruitment ads. They make you feel as if its a big family etc, do you honestly believe that when business wise they are crushing everything in their path? If they don't buy your company, they throw you out of business.
     
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    Which is why they gave China the middle finger and threw their money back in their face laughing all the way? C'mon man, Google isn't really a big baddie just yet. They're just a big badass.
     
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    wow so many people brainwashed already
     
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    I've said it before and I'll say it again. Google is the REAL Umbrella Corporation.
     
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    but google is not really serious about any of this stuff. if you look at their technology and logistics, they are going after so many different things half-heartedly , they could never get as much control as you guys are thinking.

    what google is doing is investing in private sector research, to try and show other companies there is still plenty of money to be made and ideas to be tried. they are trying to halt IT advancement stagnation....

    at least, that's what I want to believe :)

    Android for example. Google does not think Android will take over the mobile market, but it will open the market up for more smaller innovative companies, and developers. and it will FORCE the bigger business to compete again. which leads to lower prices, innovation, etc. now devs can make i-phone type apps without having to pay apple, or make it through apple's App Store certification process. like the open source of all technology.

    good for the consumer :)
     
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    1 request: COME TO CANADA!

    Seriously Rogers needs to be taken down a few pegs.
     
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    Another person who shares in the crap that is Frontier. Man they are horrible.
     
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    US only???
    no man...
    go international google...
     
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    I just love the way google names their products

    Chrome
    Droid
    Dark Fiber
     

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