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Google begins building out 1Gbps Internet to two U.S. cities

By Rick · 27 replies
Feb 7, 2012
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  1. As promised, Google is beginning to build out Google Fiber in two cities: Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri. When completed, the new city-wide networks will tether citizens to…

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  2. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,687   +353

    Build out?
  3. Raswan

    Raswan TS Enthusiast Posts: 279

    Having trouble recognizing English? "Build out" is a perfectly acceptable, grammatically correct phrase.
  4. "Build out" is American for "Build", because it's not good enough to describe the activity they also need to know where it takes place.
  5. How will their pricing be competitive when no one else offers that kind of speed in the U.S.?
  6. But Verizon is talking about 1 Terabit. >.>
  7. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,869   +1,194

    Google has enough money to put these cables everywhere, lol...
  8. altecmayank

    altecmayank TS Rookie

    Why is Google getting into the internet provider business?
  9. Because its business and it will be cheaper than cable or other rip-off companies. Customers will knock on their door in droves... you'll see... :)
  10. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 4,572   +65

    Google often does things to harbor good will, so that's probably part of it.

    Also, by throwing unreasonable amounts of money and engineers at mass-scale fiber deployment, Google may be able to improve such future roll outs. Those improvements may encourage other companies to finally deploy their own last-mile fiber networks.

    As people begin using faster Internet connections, theoretically, they can get more stuff done (ie. visit more websites and/or use websites they couldn't before). Theoretically, Google profits from this because that means they get to show you more ads. I'm not so sure about the pay off, but it's something to tell investors.

  11. I'm so excited! I hope they build it out throughout the US!!
  12. tw0rld

    tw0rld TS Maniac Posts: 572   +6

    The money you must have to do this is incredible. I don't see how their price can be competitive.
  13. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,687   +353

    Just an unusual use of it, never seen it before in my life. In the UK we usually use the term "roll out", which I guess could be just as strange if you had never seen it used before. Having no trouble recognising English, thanks for your concern.

    Thanks Guest.
  14. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,363   +67

    Make it for the masses. Just like thief self driving car. Where is it?
  15. Jesse

    Jesse TS Evangelist Posts: 359   +42

    They aren't actually going to be an ISP. As Rick pointed out, they said the following:

  16. gamerex

    gamerex TS Enthusiast Posts: 151

    One.. one GIGABIT per second? That translates to a download rate of 128 megabyte per second! (Assuming the servers on the other end support it, of course)..(And even hard drives aren't that fast)..(Unless I did my math wrong somewhere)

    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    Oh thats part of the fiber optics cable servers to accomodate the fast fiber connections.
  18. herpaderp

    herpaderp TS Booster Posts: 154

    125MB/s would be the theoretical max, but due to overhead (network + system), realistically, it'd be quite a bit less than that.
  19. Build out.
  20. And here I was happy with my 15Mbit VDSL2+ ....hum
  21. Why not start in the silicon valley where their home is? What the heck is in Kansas and Missouri? Do they even have computers? I live in the silicon valley and we're always getting the short end of the stick!
  22. Rasta211

    Rasta211 TS Booster Posts: 214   +32

    I wonder what the bandwidth cap and throttling will be like.
  23. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 846   +102

    Will move for Gbps
  24. TJGeezer

    TJGeezer TS Enthusiast Posts: 385   +10

    Right! Or... could it describe a process? Like, at a guess, first you build a central facility capable of handling the traffic and then, working outward, you hook up areas of the city, the region, the continent, the world? Nah. That'd make too much sense and has no implied witless criticism of American technical usage.
  25. Brock Kane

    Brock Kane TS Addict Posts: 132   +69

    This will hopefully put some pressure on the biggest rip off broadband company - Comcrap!

    I hope Google brings Comcast to their knees!
    Comcast wants $200 a month for 100meg speed in Michigan! What an "effing" joke!

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