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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?

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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).

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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

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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.

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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.

 

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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

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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

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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."

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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.

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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

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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

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