Items tagged with Gigabit Internet

Google Fiber started off with a simple enough premise: providing lightning-fast internet and TV service to customers at reasonable prices. Given that many Americans have just one or two ISPs serving their area (usually, with just one of them offering serviceable internet speeds), the promise of gigabit internet from Google at $70/month was hard to pass up. Last week, however, it was revealed that the TV portion of Google Fiber is being eliminated from future rollouts of the service. In a blog post, Google explained that in its newest markets, Louisville and San Antonio, it will not be providing... Read more...
Google Fiber is making some changes to its much ballyhooed high-speed internet service packages, and the changes are affecting those users that have been enjoying the “free” tier. Google Fiber customers in Kansas City, the first location in the United States to gain Google as an ISP, have been told that the 5Mbps down/1Mbps up internet tier is going the way of the dodo. Customers who chose this tier had to pay a $300 construction fee upfront, but afterwards could enjoy 5/1 speeds at no additional cost. While we wouldn’t recommend trying to push multiple Netflix streams with such a limited connection,... Read more...
Following a successful trial to a single customer's home in Philadelphia, Comcast is confident that it's ready to begin deploying the world's first DOCSIS 3.1-powered gigabit Internet service to several U.S. cities. The first of these will be Atlanta and Nashville, which will receive the upgrade in early 2016, followed by Chicago, Detroit, and Miami in the second half of the year. Gigabit Internet, though relatively scarce, is far from new—companies like Google and AT&T have been expanding their fiber optic networks to offer business and residential customers 1Gbps downloads and uploads. But... Read more...
Google has picked three new cities to consider for its Google Fiber initiative. Irvine, CA, Louisville, KY and San Diego, CA all received public invitations from Google to join the small, but growing list of U.S cities that have Google Fiber’s low-cost gigabit Internet connectivity. Assuming all goes to plan, that will bring the number of cities that have Google Fiber (or will soon) to 12. Preparing for gigabit Internet is a huge undertaking, requiring cities to assess their infrastructure and agree to make certain information, such as maps of utility lines, available to Google. Google says that... Read more...
Suburb by suburb, the area surrounding Kansas City, Mo. is lighting up with gigabit Internet, thanks to the Google Fiber project. Downtown Kansas City has been enjoying super-fast Internet connectivity for a while, now, but many suburbs are still waiting to be lit up. Google announced on its blog that Grandview, Mo. will be soon be joining the Google Fiber club. Wondering if you're in a Google Fiber-eligible zone? Check Google's K.C. map. Image Credit: Google. Google Fiber isn’t the only game in the U.S. (CenturyLink just announced that it will upgrade Omaha, Neb. to gigabit speeds, soon),... Read more...