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post #11 of 42
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post

I'm jealous =/ I have no complaints about my Comcast, but if Google's fiber is competitively priced they're winning my wallet.
Implying that the government and CURRENT ISPs aren't already doing that...

While current ISPs do track your movements on the internet, most (I hope) do not sell/use the information for advertising.
post #12 of 42
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post

I'm jealous =/ I have no complaints about my Comcast, but if Google's fiber is competitively priced they're winning my wallet.
Implying that the government and CURRENT ISPs aren't already doing that...

While current ISPs do track your movements on the internet, most (I hope) do not sell/use the information for advertising.

Google doesn't either...

Advertiser tells Google: "Hey, we want this ad to be streamed out to anyone who has done Google searches relating to this list of keywords that we've come up with for our ad."
Google: "Ok, we'll add your ad to our database, and our users who use those keywords you've given us will see your ad."

Google doesn't GIVE the companies your information, that's up to you to provide if you want to purchase something through their ad.
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 3/2/12 at 11:25am
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post #13 of 42
I just moved from a house where I had FiOS to a new home where I have been waiting for 3 weeks to get a call back from Comcast for installation. So far, comcast customer support has been horrible.

I would jump all over the google service in a hearbeat, please come to Va next!!
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post #14 of 42
whats wrong with version fios? lol there cable is flat and thin and copy's this whole illustration exactly...i watched them install it at my house and then again when the stupid neighbor next door ask a guy to survey his lawn for a fence installion. Stupid guy snapped my cable with a survey stick.
post #15 of 42
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I'm more interested in why the house in the illustration exists in a different dimension than the land it's on.

lol

But this is win. As long as they don't track what I do.
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whats wrong with version fios? lol there cable is flat and thin and copy's this whole illustration exactly...i watched them install it at my house and then again when the stupid neighbor next door ask a guy to survey his lawn for a fence installion. Stupid guy snapped my cable with a survey stick.

I saw V Fios being installed to my friends house, they chewed up the yard, broke the sidewalk, and left some wonderful dents in his yard.
It looks to me like Google wants to use the housing layout to lay down the cable as opposed to running a ditch digger from A to B and hell to all that is in the way.

Sadly I'd sacrifice my yard for FIOS.
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post #17 of 42
People just need to start installing underground piping/conduit for data lines on all new houses, period. That way, it's ready to go when technology changes and a different type of line needs to be fished through.
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People just need to start installing underground piping/conduit for data lines on all new houses, period. That way, it's ready to go when technology changes and a different type of line needs to be fished through.

That would be the obvious approach thumb.gif
I think this is largely based on market though, basically all new neighborhoods are designed with Cable already installed.
Once the market for Fiber has a bigger impact I think we will see houses with both cable and Fiber pre-installed.
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post #19 of 42
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But are they going to track the websites you go to thinking.gif

Yes, but much faster now. They might even know where you're going before you do. biggrin.gif
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But are they going to track the websites you go to thinking.gif

ISPs do that now anyway (in the US anyway) or so I have heard. Something to do with illegal online activities or something.
    
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