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[Consumerist] Time Warner Boosts My Speed, Cuts My Bill: I Just Happen To Live Near Google Fiber

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Source: http://consumerist.com/2013/01/30/time-warner-boosts-my-speed-cuts-my-bill-i-just-happen-to-live-near-google-fiber/
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Rob is a Time Warner Cable customer, and he’s received two really interesting things from them lately. First, a 50% speed boost: they claim to have upgraded the speed of his home Internet connection. That’s neat. Oh, and they’ve also cut his bill, from $45 to $30. Wow! What has prompted this amazing treatment? Years of loyalty and on-time payments? No, not exactly…Rob lives in Kansas City, pilot site for Google Fiber, the gigabit broadband project that’s threatening to make current broadband providers almost care about competing.

Mmmm the smell of competition. If only it were more widespread. Blame Google for not fibering up the whole country.
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This is great news. Competition is coming.

eventually
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Come down to Texas, Google. tongue.gif
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I absolutely can't wait until internet speeds are increased to fiber. Between processing power, storage, and net speeds the world is going to become a truly amazing yet frightening place. Who would have ever thought the limit to computing is the human using it. biggrin.gif
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I'm in Verizon FIOS and Time Warner Cable territory, but don't get offered special deals by either carrier frown.gif.
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oh Google, please come to Canada!

one can dream...
    
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post #7 of 22
Wow, they just validated Google.
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They need to come here. I'm tired of paying $60 a month for 8/1.
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Wow! They must be REALLY scared to make that drastic an improvement.

I think I pay 60 for 25/15 or something, but I'd switch to Google in a heartbeat if they were available.
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post #10 of 22
Bah Google needs to speed things up and go across the country in the next few years.. they got the money heh....

Anywho.. I pay 79$ a month for 15up/50down 1gb up /1gb down sounds much better XD
    
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