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I'm sure lots will switch, but you aren't going to get anything like 80% in a building. Lots of people have Century Link for internet in the Seattle area even though for the same price you can get 3x faster internet from Comcast... they just don't care as the current speed is more then they use.
Either that or they're just outside the range of Comcast's terminals.
According to wabroadbandmapping.org, Washington state is one of the worst places in the country for internet in a big city (at least from what you hear people talk about on OCN) , and im sure there are plenty of unhappy people over there...
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I'm sure lots will switch, but you aren't going to get anything like 80% in a building. Lots of people have Century Link for internet in the Seattle area even though for the same price you can get 3x faster internet from Comcast... they just don't care as the current speed is more then they use.
Either that or they're just outside the range of Comcast's terminals.
According to wabroadbandmapping.org, Washington state is one of the worst places in the country for internet in a big city (at least from what you hear people talk about on OCN) , and im sure there are plenty of unhappy people over there...

I am happy for the most part. Not so happy that my Internet service went up $30 per month. I could blame Sandy...
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Either that or they're just outside the range of Comcast's terminals.
According to wabroadbandmapping.org, Washington state is one of the worst places in the country for internet in a big city (at least from what you hear people talk about on OCN) , and im sure there are plenty of unhappy people over there...

Seattle internet was horrible when I lived there. I had two options. One, mediocre (at best) cable internet that was overpriced for what you got or Clearwire (now Clear) that throttled you and had poor coverage. Some lucky people also had the option of overpriced but more reliable DSL. I would have loved to have them there.
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$140 billion is actually a lot lower than what I thought it would cost.

Sure it's a lot more than the "well, it's free to me" crowd thought, but then again, I'm sure they will still be crying about how "someone else" should pay the $140 billion so they can get free internet, so I guess that doesn't really matter.

Interesting read none the less.
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Multiple completing companies is what makes capitalism work.

Yup if Google where let´s say building a Fibernetwork in New York and the other ISP´s start loseing customers, the would either join forces with Google and help build or they would rent bandwhidth from Google in both cases Google would be makeing good money.

And the customers get a good price war on Bandwidth/$ and also profit from increased Bandwidth.

Would be win win for Consumer probably increase Bandwidth 10 times and pay same or less overall in the big Cities.

I wont trust Goldman Sachs much on money things they probably released this report in the name of one of their Customers wich i bet is a big Telecom company chargeing 100$ for 10mbit.
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I wont trust Goldman Sachs much on money things they probably released this report in the name of one of their Customers wich i bet is a big Telecom company chargeing 100$ for 10mbit.

$100 for 10mbit/sec? I wish!

In my companies area, even with Verizon and Comcast fighting it out for business, they are charging $499 for 10mbit/sec fiber to a business. I pay less than that for 50/25 at my house. Pretty much ALL companies stick it to business when it comes to rates, not just telecom.
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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

Well, Time Warner Cable is already saying they can deploy gigabit (down at least) in Kansas City, but there isn't the market for it. I'm not sure how they'd plan to do that though, and also, they recently did a speed upgrade and I think dropped prices... It's too little too late IMO, lol, considering at the other end of Google's offerings you pay $300 (in installments of $25 for one year even) as a one time fee, and then you get 5/1 for free for 7 years.
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Well, Time Warner Cable is already saying they can deploy gigabit (down at least) in Kansas City, but there isn't the market for it. I'm not sure how they'd plan to do that though, and also, they recently did a speed upgrade and I think dropped prices... It's too little too late IMO, lol, considering at the other end of Google's offerings you pay $300 (in installments of $25 for one year even) as a one time fee, and then you get 5/1 for free for 7 years.
Yeah, unless TWC can match google's pricing there won't be a market for it at all....
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Well whatever it costs you Google, know that should you roll into Vermont my money will be waiting for you to take it.
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If Google said they were going to do this, they have shown they can, major cities would be throwing money at them left and right to subsidize their cost.

I want this to happen as a consumer, but as an ISP, who would be shafted by the likes of Google, I don't want it to. Although it is pretty safe to say a very very large portion of our customers are WAY out in the sticks, so we should survive. I just know what it is like to sit on a computer tied to Fiber at work....its amazing. Going from the office to my home, it isn't fun, even though my home connection is rather robust....but it isn't fiber!

Hopefully in my lifetime we see our nation connected via Fiber or Fiber like speeds.
    
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