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i'm in Houston =o! houston can really benefit google fiber as much as Austin can biggrin.gif AT&T as a ISP which is what i have is bull.... unreliable and slow for the most part.
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PLEASE! This means within a few years we'll have it in San Antonio.

Edit: Instead of waiting for it to slowly migrate all the way from Kansas.
Edited by Traphix - 4/5/13 at 5:39pm
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post #13 of 29
Ugh I don't want to wait years for fiber to come my way. America should have had gigabit internet a long time ago.
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Ugh I don't want to wait years for fiber to come my way. America should have had gigabit internet a long time ago.

You should thank Time Warner, AT&T, Comcast, etc. For pocketing billions of free money from the government to put towards building a better infrastructure. Or you could thank the government for giving them the money without putting anything in there that legally binds them to do so.
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Originally Posted by Traphix View Post

You should thank Time Warner, AT&T, Comcast, etc. For pocketing billions of free money from the government to put towards building a better infrastructure. Or you could thank the government for giving them the money without putting anything in there that legally binds them to do so.

Either way...MERICA, heck yea!!!
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Originally Posted by Traphix View Post

You should thank Time Warner, AT&T, Comcast, etc. For pocketing billions of free money from the government to put towards building a better infrastructure. Or you could thank the government for giving them the money without putting anything in there that legally binds them to do so.



That is exactly what happened too and we have millions of miles of unused dark fiber because of it.
 
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post #18 of 29
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Thats because KCK is a nightmare logistically. Austin is MUCH tech friendlier and a much newer development as far as city engineering goes. My guess is they could have Gfiber up and running all throughout Austin AND the suburbs in under 5 years. KCK is in the dark ages compared to Austin which is the Silicon Valley of the South.

That's a major factor in why Google brought Fiber to KCK and NOT silicon valley. They're not looking to bring Fiber to areas where it's truly not needed.
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That's a major factor in why Google brought Fiber to KCK and NOT silicon valley. They're not looking to bring Fiber to areas where it's truly not needed.

That's not at all why it's not in the valley, it's not in the valley because of red tape. They were in KC because they welcomed Google with open arms
 
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That's not at all why it's not in the valley, it's not in the valley because of red tape. They were in KC because they welcomed Google with open arms

I said a factor, not the end all reason. There were plenty of areas welcoming Google with open arms.
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