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Be like Kansas City? Are you kidding me?

Has anything good come out of Kansas other than Dorothy?

And Walt Disney and Harry Truman? Probably came from the suburbs ... but who knows that much about Kansas City?

Kansas City was first to get Google Fiber service.

Then came Austin, and Provo.

San Antonio, Nashville, Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham and Salt Lake City are getting it.

After that ... there's a cat fight going on.

Irvine, San Diego, Louisville, Portland, San Jose and Phoenix are vying for the service.

Mountain View, CA, right next to Sunnyvale (where I live) already is wired in to Google. Of course, Mountain View is home to the big G.

Who wants Google fiber next?






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morrnel private msg quote post Address this user
Fiber? My fingers can't keep up with this:




Not certain why the ping is so slow...

By the way some of the richest people in the country live near Kansas City.

Which Kansas City got the fiber?
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When I originally heard it was coming to KC I kept my fingers crossed that there would be some fallout that might reach us. No such luck.
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I lived in Provo, Utah when Google Fiber came... it was a miraculous, wonderful, and magical thing (and I actually have the t-shirt).

Now that I am living in the very metro Fort Lauderdale area... I have "sizzling" Comcast download speeds of 2MB/ps.
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@lunar_ranger

Did the fiber cable really make that much difference?
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@Belew 1GB/ps... Wasting time on-line was taken to a wonderful new level.
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@lunar_ranger

Holy Smokes, Batman. That's fast.

No wonder Google wants pages to be able to download quickly.

What good is it to get to a site fast if I have to wait once I am there?
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It's always the slowest link. 1GB fiber is only as fast as the 100Mb network at either end of the connection. S'why WIFI is becoming the better choice for household networks -- it's more than just the lack of wires.
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Google Fiber runs on the backbone/legacy (with some upgrades) of a well planned and executed fiber infrastructure from Veracity. Plus Provo/Orem...really all of Utah has a disproportionate amount of tech nerds that really love fast and stable internet connections making sure that there is always a community, city, state level of investment in it... The entrepreneurial spirit there ensures that no one company gets too big or too lazy to let their guard down.
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