Originally Posted by Zinxe
The 1000mbps service is $300 now, and we weren't charged any installation fees when we got our service (50mbps plan). GF is cheaper, but still 3 years behind. Point is, I don't understand why this is such a big deal, it isn't ground breaking.
It is though, 70 dollars a month is reasonable price to pay for internet (even if it is about 7/10ths of that at 700-800mbps). $300 is outrageous amount to spend for internet and you obviously go down to 50 mbps because it is too expensive to get the gigabit. At that point its a "look at me we're first thing" but no one will buy it but the very well off because it would ruin them. You could make the argument that you don't need it, but i'm all to sure you would buy gigabit internet access if it was as cheap as $70 a month.
You're absolutely right that google fiber is "behind" in being the first to offer such speeds but who cares when its $230 per month cheaper. The story is the price of the speed and that is why people are interested because when it comes down to it, its not just about the speed, its about the combination of the price and the speed and that makes it pretty groundbreaking that middle class citizens can get internet up to 100x faster and not break the bank.