More details on Googles internet service Google fiber

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  1. ars25
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    Summary of site
    :arrow: source: http://fiber.google.com/about/


    so will it live up to the details or will it fail?
     
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    Wow, this sounds too good to be true. Good news!
     
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    They do not claim that the speeds will be 1000Megabyte/s, their claim is 1Gigabit/s which would be 1024Megabit/s (or 1000Megabit/s depending on how they use the prefix).
     
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    yea sorry about that
     
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    Google Fiber is sounding pretty good. If they throw in some more vitamins and nutrients, they could have a real winner on their hands.
     
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    "Google Fiber coming to Canada"


    I wish.


    1 GB/s download speed is just beautiful.
     
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    I wished i lived in Kansas city this is a great deal for internet plus cable and all those other great items come with it
     
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    This is the speed that the Australian NBN promises.
     
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    Why is Canada's internet so crappy ._. I want to move to Kansas for this.
     
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    The appropriate abbreviation is Gb/s. Capital GB is gigabyte, lowercase Gb is gigabit, to help distinguish between the two.
    I would absolutely love to have 128MB/s speeds (1024 Mb/s divided by 8 to make bytes) (or 125MB/s if it's the 1000 version of measurement instead of 1024). I could download a full movie at 720p in under 10 seconds. I mean dayumn. What would I do with all that?
     
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    I wonder how good they'll be at sending out copyright warnings?
     
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    Too bad we won't get this in the UK for probably about another 10 years. :(
     
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    Free internet I can not speak to Wizerzak but http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/12/03/bt_gigabit/ (sidenote there is a rather large BT research installation next door with a fairly notable history so it probably will not spread out soon and the decade thing is probably accurate but it is not as bad as you would first think). Anyway good news for Americans... I think only Australia (and likewise New Zealand I guess) had it beat on sub par internet stakes whenever I compared things.

    Wonder what they will do about routers and such- I still get relatively new computers cross my desk without gigabit ethernet ports and trying to explain why it will work work properly on their ancient piece of linksys/netgear junk..... not something I am up for explaining properly.
     
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    I wonder if Google will block their newsgroups. If not this will be great for Usenet.
     
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    This is pretty awesome. But it is just me or does the idea of having Google as your ISP seem a bit scary? (Don't get me wrong, if this comes to Canada I plan to get it).

    I mean, if Google was our ISP they'd have a lot more leverage to use for data mining and such. Just seems a little frightening. But by that logic, all ISPs are frightening.

    Not sure why I'm on the fence about this. But I think those speeds would be enough for me to jump the gun.
     
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    I have to agree with you there. Seeing as how Chrome tracks and sends everything you type to Google themselves, I expect that they would do a similar thing with this. Then again, I'm paranoid with things like this in general.
    That aside, those internet speeds are godly for someone who constantly gets his internet disconnected (like me).
     
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    Cable companies are going to have to upgrade speeds and drop prices if this gets big. This could be the big mover to finally change things. I have been stuck at the same speed/price point for a few years now.
     
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    Packing my things and heading the Kansas.
     

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