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A funny commercial promises Google Fiber service in mid-October for Provo, Utah residents. The citizen-made commercial shows how good Google is at getting people pumped about gigabit service.

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The energy that Google has harnessed around its fiber effort now extends to locals making cute commercials about the coming service, with residents of Provo, Utah pulling this little skit together — comparing Google Fiber to a fire hose and a sad, middle-aged man trying to fill his pool with a garden hose to represent existing broadband providers. The video also suggests that Google plans to start offering service in October (the mayor’s comments below the video indicate mid-month.)

The video, which was published by Provo’s mayor last week, is a great example of Google’s ability to inspire locals and city officials to trumpet the coming of the service and help market it. Google announced that it was buying the existing Provo fiber network for $1 and building out its service there back in April.

The commercial exemplifies two things; one is that Google has got this social engineering stuff down and two, that people really are pumped about fiber to the home, especially from Google. It’s like they don’t know about or don’t trust in CenturyLink’s plans to bring fiber to the home. Of course, that effort is in Omaha, Neb.

  1. I would love to have Google Fiber in Kearney Nebraska. We really need to get out from under the lousy and expensive service of Charter Communications and the even more expensive and slower service alternatives that use wireless raidio boxes. This is only counting Internet service. Other services like Phone and Cable TV are not included in these prices and discriptions.

    This is how it works now.
    Chater user asks for repair guy to come out and fix a broken cable line. They say 2 weeks, shows up 3 weeks later and they charge you $150.00 for the repair and then you still get charged for the 3 weeks ($56.87 montly for 30 mbs) you were without service on top of the of it.. – I know this from experience.

    RCom and others like them using wireless radio boxes cannot offer more then 6 mbs and that’s the highest it can get, however me and a friend who has Rcom (Fastest of the wireless radio box companies) can only achive 3 to 4 mbs on average and less then 4 blocks from the broadcast point.

    We have DSL access here too from the sattlite companies, but thats not even worth mentioning. They charge more then Charter and slower speeds then RCom. -pfft. Amatures.

    We need a way out. To get out from under the thumb of those who have slow speed and the worst customer service.

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