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Google to offer ultra-fast broadband in select markets

By Jos
Feb 10, 2010
  1. For some time now Google has been flirting with the idea of providing internet access to consumers. It played an important role in the 700MHz wireless spectrum bid back in 2008, was part of the aborted municipal Wi-Fi bid for San Francisco with Earthlink, and operates a free Wi-Fi network near its campus in Mountain View. It was also a major investor in WiMAX provider Clearwire.

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,558   +598

    Hope they come to Seattle. I'm sick of over-paying Comcast for their crap service.
     
  3. Finally connection speeds worth mentioning, I hope they come to Texas, I would be willing to pay the competitive price(whatever that might be) for 1Gbps speed.
     
  4. Sign me up! 1Gbps is what we have all dreamed of. No more lag-time with loading anything. Could you imagine?

    If only... the government had followed up on its' policy they adapted but dismissed long ago... Fiber-ing the states by 2012; obviously not going to happen now.
     
  5. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,310   +56

    Guess they were fibbers with fiber. Typical out of touch politicians.
     
  6. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 831   +18

    as great as this sounds I live in Montana and I get the feeling that sadly I wont see anything like this for a while.
     
  7. This means more much private data for Google.
     
  8. peas

    peas TS Rookie Posts: 50

    The telcos, ISPs and cable cos will cry like babies, claiming Google is unfairly competing in their market. Never mind that the telcos have gotten fat & lazy, their execs overpaid and unmotivated to offer good service and customer service. Sounds kinda like GM eh? The sad thing is their lobbyists will no doubt be able to convince some politicians that they're the unwitting victim of an evil Google plot. And we'll be stuck for another decade with laughable broadband service that lags behind most every other industrialized nation. Isn't it grand that corporations can now spend unlimited funds on political campaigns?
     
  9. namida12

    namida12 TS Rookie

    Vegas Valley might be a good test market

    There are many users in the Vegas Valley awaiting a choice of providers.

    The high speed connections are here, but the major ISP supplier meters the the flow for upscale dollars, and the new kid on the block CenturyLink is still in a testing mode...

    JR
     
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