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I'm happy with Comcast, I'm getting 87mbps now after their recent upgrade rollout for $65/month (including TV service), but it's no doubt that I would drop them dead if Google Fiber became available to me.
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Originally Posted by Master__Shake View Post

reading everyone elses complaints about ISP's in the states makes me happier about my connection.
i thought canada had some pretty bad competition geez was i wrong...

FYI: i pay 62.09 after taxes for 30 down 2 up. cable though. 300gb's a month

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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post

I'm happy with Comcast, I'm getting 87mbps now after their recent upgrade rollout for $65/month (including TV service), but it's no doubt that I would drop them dead if Google Fiber became available to me.

you guys are lucky i pay $70 per month including phone for 15 down 2 up. but i live 25 miles away from austin so LUCKY ME biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifband.gif
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Originally Posted by Master__Shake View Post

reading everyone elses complaints about ISP's in the states makes me happier about my connection.
i thought canada had some pretty bad competition geez was i wrong...

FYI: i pay 62.09 after taxes for 30 down 2 up. cable though. 300gb's a month

That is still a pretty high price to pay IMO, and you need to live in one of a few major urban centers to get a service like that. Live outside the GTA and good luck finding anything over 6mb/s up and 1mb/s with 100gb/month for under $70.... Bell and Rogers own Canadian media and have no incentives to upgrade services, they offer what they want for however much they want and we have no choice but to pay. The independant ISP's here are a joke because if you think the big 2 companies would let them offer a better package for less you are kidding yourself.
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That is still a pretty high price to pay IMO, and you need to live in one of a few major urban centers to get a service like that. Live outside the GTA and good luck finding anything over 6mb/s up and 1mb/s with 100gb/month for under $70.... Bell and Rogers own Canadian media and have no incentives to upgrade services, they offer what they want for however much they want and we have no choice but to pay. The independant ISP's here are a joke because if you think the big 2 companies would let them offer a better package for less you are kidding yourself.

im not anywhere near T.O im 300kms away... im with a 3rd party isp too.
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Pfft, Microsoft said the same thing when gmail dropped a GB of storage on them way back in 03. All they said was "oh, we don't have 1 GB of storage because the demand isn't there." Yeah, ok
    
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Keep in mind also that Google might exponentially begin increasing it's rollout of fiber as time goes on, if it's further successful as I assume it is as it's coming to a new city. Maybe the next deployment will be in two cities next year, then four, and so on and so forth.
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This is the ENTIRE POINT!
Google did this to spark competition. Good job google!
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See AT&T, the thing is, you aren't being PROACTIVE about it. You only come out saying you would do this AFTER google already has it all figured out. we didn't see AT&T going to KC or Austin leadership asking to lay out Gigabit FTTP..... rolleyes.gif

I would heavily caution you on what you say a provider has or has not done or attempted to do in the past. I can tell you from first hand experience that Telco's and Cable Television operators are on lock-down from the FCC. Then you get into the local level politics that are just as bad, compounded by Power Companies and their draconian Joint Use requirements....

AT&T is more than capable of providing Gigabit at the same level Google is, provided they are given the same playing field. Which is a point I have drove home so many times on this forum, Google is being given a silver platter to do this, other companies have not been given the level of favoritism Google has gotten, ever.

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The general manager for Google Access (of which Fiber is a part), Kevin Lo, echoed this sentiment.

“Like in [Kansas City], there are no special incentives,” he said on the call.

That is a blatant lie, both KC gave Google massive incentives to come to their city. For God's sake, Google held "Auditions" for Cities to court them!
    
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The reason why everyone loves Google is because very few people have it and the KS deal was handed to them on a silver platter and it is little more than an experiment right now. Once (and IF) Google actually starts connecting 1/1000th as many people to a network as AT&T or other real ISP's have been doing for years, and the realities of the world rear their ugly head, people will come to hate Google just as much as AT&T.
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lol they would force datacaps on you and charge you 10x what they pay for it if not 100x.
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