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[ZDNet] Google Fiber US-wide rollout puts NBN in perspective

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A research note from investment firm Goldman Sachs has estimated that the cost for Google Fiber to roll out 1Gbps fibre-to-the-premises across the entire United States would cost US$140 billion.

Google Fiber began switching on services in Kansas City last month, offering up to 1 gigabit-per-second upload and download speeds to residents for, at most, US$120 per month.

While many other cities in the US may be looking on in envy and hoping to get Google Fiber rolling out to their town, the report from Goldman Sachs that a full rollout would cost US$140 billion is likely to burst their bubble. Although Google is reported to have US$45 billion in cash, it seems very unlikely that Google is going to do a nationwide rollout any time soon.

Source: http://www.zdnet.com/au/google-fiber-us-wide-rollout-puts-nbn-in-perspective-7000008653/
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I would pay serious $$ for this.
 
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45B in floating cash they ought to be able to do a few big cities and make some major cash on it.
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45B in floating cash they ought to be able to do a few big cities and make some major cash on it.

Pretty sure over half of that is locked in-case-of-emergency.
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Pretty sure over half of that is locked in-case-of-emergency.

I thought they already made back all the cash they spent on Kansas City?
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45B in floating cash they ought to be able to do a few big cities and make some major cash on it.

Big cities costs more, due to the complex infrastructures and road works.
 
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To give how much will Google get Monthly excluding the cost of maintenace and other billz..

Lets say NYC had 8mil people

each one had $120/mo plan (TV and internet)

8mil x 120 = 960mil/mo google is getting

in one year, google makes $11bil

now thats alot of $
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Go to major cities, such as LA, NYC, and Bloomfield...capitalize on the profits and expand. Sort of like doing stocks, but invest in cities to increase your earnings.

Another option is providing college towns with your services, I am sure that colleges would pay some good money to utilize the services.
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Initial cost of deployment, cost of operation which includes service workers the on going maintanice and the service itself will make 11 billion look sick.

Gross income numbers are not even close to the actual net income google would acquire

A ballpark would be 10-20% of that number once the deployment costs are recovered
Edited by wutang61 - 12/12/12 at 9:55am
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They better get started, it will take some years to completely roll it out if/when they do.

I believe it would be a solid investment though, makes you wonder what the big ISP's would do to retain their customers. Price war? biggrin.gif
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