Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

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Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

Currently have Google Fiber - 'free' 5M service
11
14%
Currently have Google Fiber - 100M or 1 Gigabit service only
10
13%
Currently have Google Fiber - TV + 1 Gigabit service
36
46%
Am in a deployed Google Fiber area but sticking with current or moving to other ISP
1
1%
Am in a planned area, intend to get Google Fiber
10
13%
Am in a planned area, sticking with current ISP
1
1%
None of the above/something else
9
12%
 
Total votes: 78

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Re: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

Post by flyingember » Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:15 pm

davidc wrote:November 19 is the deadline for West John County. About half of the fiberhoods have already met their goal.
and then you get to wait 12-18 months for installation

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Re: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

Post by kucer » Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:47 am

and still no AMC.

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Re: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

Post by longviewmo » Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:35 pm

flyingember wrote:
davidc wrote:November 19 is the deadline for West John County. About half of the fiberhoods have already met their goal.
and then you get to wait 12-18 months for installation
Six months from signups to installation in Lee's Summit.

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Re: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

Post by flyingember » Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:02 pm

longviewmo wrote:
flyingember wrote:
davidc wrote:November 19 is the deadline for West John County. About half of the fiberhoods have already met their goal.
and then you get to wait 12-18 months for installation
Six months from signups to installation in Lee's Summit.
their map shows the qualified areas as under construction still. you got lucky.

my neighborhood has people hooked up while they run new conduit and I still haven't seen any work begun. it's that varied within a 3 minute drive

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Re: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

Post by aknowledgeableperson » Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:48 pm

flyingember wrote:my house is delayed too.

the original goal was hookup by December 2014.
the current deadline is by the end of November 2015.

So there's plenty of cases they're a year behind.

the sad thing is their excuse, that they have to figure out how to run the cable. wouldn't a survey and to know how to run the actual fiber be a key step when designing where to put major boxes?
Of course the above might be true but the real reason that isn't being done is the priority of your neighborhood. Talked recently with someone involved with Google in another city and Google seems to be finishing out neighborhoods with the higher percentage of signups first. So how does your neighborhood compare to others?

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Re: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

Post by davidc » Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:47 pm

I thought that was always the point of the rallies - to prioritize the fiberhoods within a region.

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Re: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

Post by flyingember » Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:43 pm

davidc wrote:I thought that was always the point of the rallies - to prioritize the fiberhoods within a region.
They didn't actually announce this was the case. It makes sense though.

The goal of the rallies is to determine what areas get service period.
KCMO central has general open sign ups and the places that didn't make it back during the two rallies still can't get service.

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Re: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

Post by earthling » Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:56 am

Google updated list/map that has agreements with apts/condos around the metro.
https://fiber.google.com/cities/kansascity/apartments/

MO side has 771 agreements today
KS side has 152

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Re: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

Post by davidc » Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:35 am

Just an update on "West Johnson County": with about 3 weeks left for signups, all but 6 fiberhoods have qualified.

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Re: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

Post by earthling » Sat Nov 14, 2015 5:42 pm

Slight tangent. Google Fiber has expanded and leased office space at 908 Broadway downtown, a small 6 story building. I wonder if they'll also have GF retail lounge at ground level.

http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 06905.html

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Re: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

Post by TheSmokinPun » Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:35 am

Their TV service is so stagnate that it's getting kind of depressing. Channels are hardly introduced anymore, no new app updates, still can't set up anything out of house. They only seem to answer any questions days after the matter and even then, it isn't truly answered outside of the WS system outage. We've talked about going back to TWC for TV only, but that'd be a pain just getting everything switched again.

The internet though is still superb.

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Re: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

Post by earthling » Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:37 am

I don't think Google has enough subscriber base to negotiate good deals with channels they couldn't get agreements with. They may not be able to add more until getting a much larger base expanding into other cities.

TWC has its place since they have more channels, now offer up to 300M (though only 20 up) and offers a mid-tier speed, which Google doesn't.

More comparisons between Google and other ISPs here..
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r301958 ... speed-ISPs

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Re: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

Post by earthling » Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:44 pm

Just curious, anyone in NKC have LiNKCity Gigabit Internet? It's 'free' Gigabit to all residents, outside $300 install fee and commercial/casino taxes helping to pay for it.

http://linkcity.org/residential/

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Re: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

Post by davidc » Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:59 pm

Just a note that West Johnson County signups end tomorrow. Currently all the fiberhoods have qualified except one (Cedar Lake, which is 12 short).

Also in Monday night's Overland Park City Council meeting, the city approved the 4 fiber hut locations that will service the city.

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Re: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

Post by earthling » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:04 pm

You can get 2GB (edit) of free Google Drive space just by validating your Google security settings...

Google Security Checkup...
https://security.google.com/settings/se ... ureaccount
Last edited by earthling on Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

Post by flyingember » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:36 pm

earthling wrote:You can get 2TB (2000 gigabytes) of free Google Drive space just by validating your Google security settings...

Google Security Checkup...
https://security.google.com/settings/se ... ureaccount
2GB, not 2TB

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2016/02/0 ... ckup/#gref

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Re: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

Post by earthling » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:55 pm

Hah, I need new eyeglass prescription.

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Re: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

Post by earthling » Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:22 am

Looks like Google might be testing in KC a new type of wireless using 3.5Ghz. This is good and bad if planning as alternative to last mile for fiber. Good in that they can get deployed in hard to reach places but would not be as good for those who get wireless vs those who get real fiber to the home given wireless not as reliable and likely has worse latency. But is another option that could have good use cases and is nice to see Google continues to use KC as a test market. I could see this used for the 'free' Gigabit in HUD housing that has been announced as well as public places.

http://www.businessinsider.com/google-e ... ity-2016-2

edit: Just noticed they also may use for 'end user' devices as well, implying it could compete with traditional wireless carriers. That doesn't sound realistic using 3.5Ghz band as the coverage would not be very good, especially indoors.

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Re: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

Post by bobbyhawks » Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:41 am

Wireless may be less reliable in its ongoing usage, but it would be less likely to go down for a long period of time. I've had outages before with my GF that lasted multiple days because they had to send people out to diagnose every neighborhood. So, when a wind or ice storm comes through and downs power lines, those with the wireless connection could realistically still have Internet if their receiver has backup power. This would also be a great selling point if they let those with existing fiber connections upgrade to a modem that switches to wireless when the incoming wired connection goes down. They have long been rumored to offer a city-wide WAN service to customers as well. I'd imagine there could be a common SSID broadcast from these towers that GF customers could use to login from anywhere in range.

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Re: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

Post by earthling » Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:49 am

Would be nice to have both options, though I'd rather have fiber for the lower latency (and I have underground fiber). There can be many uses for this but I'd be concerned if they decide to stop or reduce last mile fiber rollout using this instead in the future.

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