Time Warner has met their match: A company with enough money to lay an infrastructure that is beyond the capabilities of the company that reaped money for years and did nothing. I have no pity for Time Warner.
Pro Tip: If your neighbors have a google connection and a really crappy internet router. YOU have a google connection.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
I hit reply twice, and cant delete this. please forgive.
... 5Mbps WiFi ???
I'm paying $60/mo to have 1.5mbit DSL from Windstream. It's my only option where i am at, unless i want to get ripped off by the Satellite providers.
Now, Time Warner is competing very strongly with the telco. TW has always known that cable subscribers could have added WiFi access to internet throughout Austin and it would cost TW next to nothing to help its users avoid being slammed for data use while out and about. Now that Google has made evident the irrationally high internet data charges of ATT, Time Warner users could get mad at TW and drop their service before dropping ATT.
David Talbot has published an analysis of the effects of Google's fibre rollout on the competition om the MIT Technology Review website. Interestingly enough, he finds that even if only a few customers sign up - Google isn't saying, but Akamai estimates that in Kansas last year, Google served fewer than a thousand subscribers - the offer itself seems to exert significant pressure on hitherto monopolistic/duopolistic ISPs to clean up their act....
Oops, the link above was lost ; here's the article URL : http://www.technologyreview.com/news/514176/google-fibers-ripple-effect/....
ROFL Time-Warner Cable cannot compete against Fibre neither can Comcast or Cox or any other cable provider when it comes down to it in the end. Fibre swallows Coax whole bandwidth and channel wise. If Google does not do it first whomever or which ever company figures this out and starts a truly wide scale outlay will own the US data wise. It really makes no sense as I believe ATT should have figured this all out before GOOGLE got in the game because if they do not get something going Google will wipe the floor with all of them city by city by city.
oh time warner please jump on sane wagon and get some fiber service
Yay! Go Google fiber! :D
Time-Warner is one of the worst ISP's I've ever seen XD
GO GOOGLE!!!!! I cannot wait to see Google come to Akron, Ohio one day!
The history of the telecom industry and broadband is rife with corruption, deception and outright fraud. The majority of the U.S. was supposed to already be connected with fiber optics, and we citizens enjoying relatively inexpensive high-speed connections. In fact, we already paid for it, but never got it. For the full story, there is an excellent e-book available for free download here: http://www.newnetworks.com/broadbandscandals.htm. Unless Google really ramps up their fiber deployment, they aren't a true threat to the status quo. No broadband providers are going to react to them, except in the immediate areas affected. And even if Google fiber becomes ubiquitous, we will just be at the mercy of a new monopoly (or rather a new manifestation of an existing monopoly). What prices will we be paying if Google becomes the only game in town?
From what I understand, Mr Donaldson, you're quite right about the corruption, deceit and fraud so prevalent in the telecom industry in the US - hardly surprising given the amount of money these firms can bring to bear on the political system («the best governments [local, state, and federal] money can buy», as the saying goes) to see that their interests, not those of ordinary consumers, are uppermost in the minds of «regulators» and legislators. But Google's interests here differ fundamentally from those of the ISPs ; what the former want is as many people eyeballing as many advertisements as possible, so that the firm can profit from their clicks. For that reason, they do have an interest in seeing to it that relatively cheap high-speed fibre cable becomes widely available to consumers, and they are not adverse to attempting to disturb the prevailing equilibrium, just as they tried to do, with, alas, scant success, with the Nexus One, which, as I read it, was an attempt to break providers' stranglehold over the smartphone market. Hope they make a better go of it this time 'round - if people in the US become aware of the fact that it is possible to have high-speed connexions at a reasonable price, they just might become angry enough to begin to demand them of their providers and, not least, their politicians....
God reading this just makes me glad I do not work for TWC anymore. I know Austin their infrastructure sucks absolute balls! In Dallas it is possible to get Gbps from them but only to commercial and at the cost of about $1200-1600 a month. TWC in Dallas went and put fiber everywhere to run higher speeds but their equipment and system just isn't caught up.
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If I could get TV & internet for $45 a month I'd jump on that, even if the internet speed topped out at like 3Mbps down/384Kbps up.
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