Jump to content

Google Fiber - anyone have it?


linhpham2
 Share

Recommended Posts

Portland is one of the 9 cities that Google is considering expanding Fiber to. Hopefully, the regional cities in negotiations with Google don't screw things up. I badly want to dump Comcast for a Fiber connection.

 

Anyone in Provo, UT or KCMO/KCK have Google Fiber? How good is it?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Portland is one of the 9 cities that Google is considering expanding Fiber to. Hopefully, the regional cities in negotiations with Google don't screw things up. I badly want to dump Comcast for a Fiber connection.

 

Anyone in Provo, UT or KCMO/KCK have Google Fiber? How good is it?

I don't have first hand experience, but I looked at a few colleges in KC/KCMO and I asked all the people I met(including the admissions interviewer) if they had it and how they liked it. Out of everyone I asked 80% of them had fiber with the TV package(the $120 a month I think?). They all said they loved it, one guy hosts a bf4 server off his connection and he said he still has trouble straining it to the max(including running Netflix, gaming PCs/consoles, phones and the rest of the normal things).

 

Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I thought most ISPs banned running servers, but VPN connections were ok.

He has a business that he runs, so I think that's why its allowed. He could just be toeing the line somehow, I don't know specifics. Just what was told me lol.

 

Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

He has a business that he runs, so I think that's why its allowed. He could just be toeing the line somehow, I don't know specifics. Just what was told me lol.

 

Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk

He must have a home-based business since Google doesn't have any small business packages yet.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

There's a Starbucks down here in Miami that has Google Fiber. It's fast as hell. I got 50 Mbps when it was full of people.

 

 

-Luis

Google Fiber in Miami? That's news to me. I knew that Starbucks was swapping out AT&T for Google for their free wi-fi.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

He has a business that he runs, so I think that's why its allowed. He could just be toeing the line somehow, I don't know specifics. Just what was told me lol.

 

Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk

Here's some details from Google Fiber's acceptable uses policy: "personal non-commercial use of servers that complies with this AUP is acceptable, including using virtual private networks (VPN) to access services in your home and using hardware or applications that include server capabilities for uses like multi-player gaming, video-conferencing, and home security"

 

https://support.google.com/fiber/answer/2659981?hl=en&topic=2440874&ctx=topic

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Google Fiber in Miami? That's news to me. I knew that Starbucks was swapping out AT&T for Google for their free wi-fi.

Yeah I was extremely surprised. Its the one on US1 right in front of UMiami. I wish I had taken a screen shot. Maybe some day soon. I pass by there frequently.

 

 

-Luis

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It's not Google Fiber, it's just powered by Google. If you're in a non Google Fiber city, you'll see speeds 10x faster than before (probably through a deal with local incumbent provider), if you're at a Starbucks IN a Google Fiber city, you'll see speeds 100 faster than before... meaning before is probably a 10mbps AT&T dsl line.

 

From: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2013/07/starbucks-wifi-goes-google.html

 

"When your local Starbucks WiFi network goes Google, you’ll be able to surf the web at speeds up to 10x faster than before. If you’re in a Google Fiber city, we’re hoping to get you a connection that’s up to 100x faster."

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Further reading from: http://www.starbucks.com/coffeehouse/wireless-internet

 

 

In an effort to bring even faster Internet connections to you, Starbucks has partnered with Google as our Wi-Fi provider. We are excited to offer this new experience, and will expect to roll this out to all of our 7,000 stores in the U. S. over the next 18 months. During this transition, we are pleased to be able to continue to work with our partner, AT&T, to provide Wi-Fi service to our customers.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

It's not Google Fiber, it's just powered by Google. If you're in a non Google Fiber city, you'll see speeds 10x faster than before (probably through a deal with local incumbent provider), if you're at a Starbucks IN a Google Fiber city, you'll see speeds 100 faster than before... meaning before is probably a 10mbps AT&T dsl line.

 

From: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2013/07/starbucks-wifi-goes-google.html

 

"When your local Starbucks WiFi network goes Google, you’ll be able to surf the web at speeds up to 10x faster than before. If you’re in a Google Fiber city, we’re hoping to get you a connection that’s up to 100x faster."

Oooooh. Ok. This makes sense too. Thank you for the information. It was still really fast for a packed Starbucks.

 

 

-Luis

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Its not, the ISP is determined by who owns the internet facing IP. If I worked at google I might get google as my ISP.

Ahhh okay, that makes more sense now.

 

My conclusion is that is a fiber-optic connection. Not neccesarily Google Fiber, but a fiber-optic connection none-the-less.

 

-Anthony

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • large.unreadcontent.png.6ef00db54e758d06

  • gallery_1_23_9202.png

  • Posts

    • https://www.theverge.com/2022/7/1/23191183/sprint-network-shutdown-t-mobile-sunset-lte-3g-cdma
    • I was thinking that Dish could be in a pickle with limited low-band.  But forgot they will have n26. Dish needs to also push carriers to support that band as well. I know that is like 14x14.  With 5G, is that something that Dish will be fully able to utilize?
    • Update: Throughout my time in Ireland, I've been on 4G (LTE) via Global Roaming with no issues. Nothing from Sprint/TMo re upgrading service. Hopefully, no bad surprises on my next bill . . .   Installed new TMo SIM in my daughter's phone while here, and she's had no data whatsoever. I had received mixed responses from TMo folks prior to the trip as to whether that was possible.
    • Went up to Woodbury again and it looks like the Archdiocese and NW Spectrum LLC are hampering T-Mobile's ability to expand beyond 40MHz still. Unlike in NYC, Band 41 is still alive and well on Sprint in Orange County. I was seeing 20MHz of Band 41 on both Sprint and T-Mobile. n41 is still at 40MHz unfortunately with no sign of a second n41 carrier anywhere. 
    • Author kinda doesn't know what they're talking about, as they assumed their speeds were n71-only (it's like they half-read the PCMag article they cite). The speeds they're mentioning are 100% from n71 + n66 SDL, which also explains speeds dropping off a cliff when they walk indoors. In fact, Dish has some paired AWS-3 in Spokane, albeit just 5x5, so I wouldn't be surprised if they haven't bothered deploying that and are just doing 71 + n66 SDL (the former at 5x5). May head down to San Marcos and New Braunfels tonight to do some testing. I expect either n71-only or n71 + SDL, not sure which. n71 is 5x5 here as Dish has leased half of their 10x10 to T-Mobile. When that lease expires they'll be at 10x10, and they could get another 10 MHz FD (albeit not contiguous) from speculators if T-Mobile didn't outbid them. Will be interesting to see who buys what when.
  • Recently Browsing

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...