Google Fiber

Garbage in garbage out: Google Fiber edition

Google’s getting aggressive trying to get sign ups for its $70-a-month gigabit broadband service it’s building on top of a fiber-to-the-home network in Kansas City. It has adjusted the numbers of homes in certain areas to make it easier for those neighborhoods to get Google Fiber.

Google Fiber

Google has pledged to bring high-speed fiber Internet to the residents and businesses of Kansas City, Mo. and Kansas City, Kan, in…

Google Fiber and the community broadband ripple

Community-owned broadband gets a significant boost with the Google fiber announcement, even though Kansas City doesn’t own the network. The trick is understanding which Google tactics can be replicated by community projects and how to use gigabit envy to get municipal networks built.

3 disappointments from the Google Fiber launch

Google’s launch of its gigabit fiber to the home network on Thursday had many positive elements, including free broadband at lower speeds for residents. But there were some things about the proposed network that will disappoint people in the industry and may worry privacy groups.

Google Fiber: Here’s what you need to know

Google Fiber just launched today to offer faster access to consumers with a TV product, a terabyte of free storage in G Drive and more. The search giant will even offer free access at what it deems “average” Internet speeds of 5Mbps down.

Google Fiber to launch next week

Google today sent out invitations to a “special event” on July 26 which is undoubtedly the launch of its much anticipated fiber-to-the-home network. The invite reads, “We would like to invite you to a special announcement about Google Fiber and the next chapter of the Internet.”

Meet the startup that wants to speed up U.S. broadband

Gigabit Squared broke onto the scene on Wednesday, announcing it would spend $200 million to bring gigabit broadband to six college towns in conjunction with the Gig.U program. But the startup aims higher: It wants to change the economics of delivering fiber to the home everywhere.

Google eyeing fiber network for Europe

A Google executive said the company is pondering a fiber network in Europe according to published reports. Google’s dedication to infrastructure is essential to the success of many of its lines of business, and it wants to understand what people will do with more bandwidth.

Google Fiber and Creating the Next Generation ISP

With its plans to bring gigabit broadband to Kansas City, Google is changing the fate of that city, but it’s also setting out to build a next generation ISP, one designed for the type of world where connectivity is an irrefutable aspect of our lives.

Let’s Keep the Community in Community Broadband

A handful of telco and cable companies and their allies are advancing what some consider the sugarcoated destruction of free-market dynamics and the democratic process by attacking North Carolina’s community broadband networks. This runs counter to the National Broadband Plan and democracy.

Google Fiber Brings Threat and Opportunity for ISPs

James Nelson has been offering folks in Kansas City Internet access since 1995 through his ISP KCnet, where he is the CEO and president, but Google’s decision to deploy a Gigabit fiber network is both a threat and an opportunity for the area’s largest independent ISP.

Kansas City, Kansas, Gets Google Fiber

Google has chosen Kansas City, Kansas for its 1 Gigabit fiber-to-the-home network it announced last February, disappointing the hundreds of other towns that sent in applications in the hopes of getting their own Google-funded superfast network.

Google To Build A Test 1 Gbps Network in Stanford

Google still hasn’t made a decision on which city (or communities) it would pick to build its one-gigabit-per-second broadband network (announced earlier this year), but the company is moving forward and setting up an experimental network on the Stanford University Campus.

Should My Town Get Goofy for Goo-Fiber?

While some cities have their mayors braving freezing lakes and shark tanks to prove their desire for Google fiber — not Alameda, Calif. But although I may have wanted my town to sizzle to sway Google, I have instead learned to appreciate the steak.

Cisco & Google: Enemies Now & Forever

Cisco is reportedly developing a new “ultra-high-speed system for internet access in partnership with a number of U.S. service providers.” Seems it’s trying to counter the unease caused by Google’s plan to build a fiber-based network that would connect homes at speeds of 1 Gbps.

In the Netherlands, 1 Gbps Broadband Will Soon Be Everywhere

Google last week announced Google Fiber, an experimental fiber-to-the-home network it plans to use to connect between 20,000 and 200,000 homes. And while we wait for that network to take shape, Reggefiber of the Netherlands is moving ahead and upgrading its network to 1 Gbps.