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Google Fiber expansion may be coming to Austin, Texas

By Shawn Knight · 11 replies
Apr 8, 2013
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  1. Austin, Texas, could be the next stop for Google’s coveted gigabit network. The search giant and the city of Austin have invited members of the press as well as business leaders to a joint event tomorrow. Naturally, both Google and...

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  2. ETF Soldier

    ETF Soldier TS Evangelist Posts: 437   +112

    Not heard any reviews of Google's services, but I damned wish they'd come to London.
  3. lalaman

    lalaman TS Member Posts: 25

    Aww, I thought they would head up north instead of south with google fibre =[
  4. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Guru Posts: 365   +81

    Washington, DC and surrounding areas need this service!
  5. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 2,145   +1,221

    At least they've found it worthwhile to expand. More than Verizon or Comcast is doing, they just tell us we don't need it then put a cap on how much we can use.
  6. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    I would rather pay for 50MB/s upload and 100MB/s download. I am never gonna need any speeds greater than the ones I stated. I am on a 5 up and 15 down now and I survive. Games download quick and I can go on with my day. Until this becomes standard, there is no need.
  7. @ JC713

    How much are they paying you to post this type of bs? Sounds like a great and easy job to try and detour net innovation, better quality service, and remove the monopoly businesses like Comcast have on most of their service areas (and are allowed to provide horrid customer service).
  8. MannerMauler

    MannerMauler TS Addict Posts: 152   +36

    Google Fiber?
  9. MannerMauler

    MannerMauler TS Addict Posts: 152   +36

    and the white house praby get hacked
  10. MannerMauler

    MannerMauler TS Addict Posts: 152   +36

    true, quite true.
  11. Why not put this fiber service in an already established network/server hub city such as Dallas? This would actually do more good for consumers and businesses in and outside of Texas. This is nothing more than google rewarding Austin for being a liberal city, as google itself as a company is filled with backwards thinking liberals.
  12. unloco101

    unloco101 TS Rookie

    LOL. Keep Austin weird baby! I'm sure Google is reading that one guy from Dallas' comment and reconsidering something we don't even know for sure is going to happen. Entitlement to fictional items... Are you sure you are not from California?

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