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Hummmmm Interesting

Looks like SA, TX might be getting Google Fiber.................

 

http://www.kens5.com/news/Google-Fiber-may-be-coming-to-San-Antonio-246199591.html

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Yeah....a similar story was in our Kansas City Star today.  After getting their feet wet over on the west side of the city and over the state line in Kansas City, Kansas Google is thinking about expanding its 1 gb Internet speed to other major markets.

 

The problem here was  their approach.  They appeared to expand neighborhood by neighborhood.   And promotion of the service in any given neighborhood was pretty much up to the folks who live there.  If they wanted the service....it was up to them to persuade their neighbors to join up.   If an insufficient number of subscribers were signed up....Google would not wire them up.  At least that is the way I understood it from the newspaper reports.   There really has not been much news about it lately.....until today.  Basically the same story you read.

 

We live in a small suburb about 20 miles east of the city and there was never any indication that Google was going to come this way.

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Yep Phil I was wondering about that.  It would seem like it would take years, and I mean years, to wire an entire city that's so spread out like SA is.  That's allot of fiber.  Just our neighborhood would require 4500 homes to be wired.

 

It's a bunch of neighborhoods kind of grouped together if that makes sense.  Sort of like Aspin, Aspin Hills, Aspin Meadows, Aspin Trails, etc.  You get the idea.

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I see some similarities to AT&T's approach with U-Verse.  They certainly are not in all neighborhoods in Indianapolis.  But rather than demand coming from "users, up," AT&T did the deciding of who got it, themselves.  Nothing wrong with that but I do like Google's "word of mouth" way of setting the footprint. 

 

Of course, all this could be for naught if the spaceships come, lol.  There is a company with lofty dreams of free WiFi for the world, delivered from tiny satellites.  Boy watch the AT&T's and Verizon's of the world scramble shoot that company's idea down.

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dhascall wrote:

I see some similarities to AT&T's approach with U-Verse.  They certainly are not in all neighborhoods in Indianapolis.  But rather than demand coming from "users, up," AT&T did the deciding of who got it, themselves.  Nothing wrong with that but I do like Google's "word of mouth" way of setting the footprint. 

 

Of course, all this could be for naught if the spaceships come, lol.  There is a company with lofty dreams of free WiFi for the world, delivered from tiny satellites.  Boy watch the AT&T's and Verizon's of the world scramble shoot that company's idea down.


The problem with Google's method....IMHO....is if those who want to subscribe to the service cannot convince enough of their neighbors to join.....everyone gets left out.   At least....where we live....AT&T installed the service in our area and then folks have gradually, over a few years, signed on.  Practically all of our immediate neighbors have moved to U-verse.  A few satellite customers left.  I am not sure about Comcrap.  We dropped that service...not because of their program selection....but rather because their equipment just kept failing.  My car nearly memorized how to drive to their service office where I'd have to keep taking the failed boxes to exchange for new ones.   Well...the Google thing is pretty much moot for us.  I cannot see them expanding out here to the east anytime in the near future.  Certainly not within what's left of my life span.

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