First Google Fiber expansion announced, gigabit speeds heading to Olathe

By Jos
Mar 20, 2013
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  1. Google has announced the first planned expansion for its super-fast Internet service Google Fiber. Available to residents of Kansas City on both sides of the Kansas - Missouri state line since July 2012, the service is now moving some 20...

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  2. SantistaUSA

    SantistaUSA TS Booster Posts: 72   +13

    Oh come on, I'm in Kansas City close and at the same time so far :p
  3. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,104   +346

    "although some believe there?s actually no demand for such a service"

    You gotta start somewhere might aswell do the ground work now.

    Where will we be in 5 years in the Cable vs DSL vs Fibre battle?

    With household based services DSL has already lost the speed crown to Cable.

    The Cable companies will be happy to nickel and dime us on the Docsis connections into the next century if they could!
  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    I would love for this to come to NY
  5. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,561   +862

    Western NC....Come on...We need some bloody fast internet over here.
  6. MonsterZero

    MonsterZero TS Addict Posts: 229   +89

    Call me when Google Fiber has left Kansas.....
  7. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TS Evangelist Posts: 602   +86

    I pay $45 now for a roughly 8Mbps connection. I am willing to stretch my wallet up to $70 if it means I can get gigabit. everytime someone watches netflix in the house and that's about all the bandwidth there is, it leaves no room for games for others in the house.
  8. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,104   +346

    Why don't you just buy a router with QOS?

    Then give the game playing pc's a higher priority on the network over the Netflix watching PCs.

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