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Haha @ AT&T. EAT IT. I hope Google brings this out nationwide to residents as well. In my apartment complex AT&T holds an exclusivity deal, but wouldn't stop me from getting this wireless service if Google were to offer it. AT&T is on their way to being irrelevant with Comcast and Google annihilating their connection speeds.

You're right, now NSA will have access to more than 7,000 starbucks and will be able to track us faster too smile.gif

as far as that AT&T exclusivity deal though, that sucks...

As if they didn't already...
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post #32 of 38
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As if they didn't already...

how bad is that AT&T exclusive thing? I had one apartment where you HAD to go with their ISP, even if you didn't want the service you were billed $70 for it.......complete BS. I hate that industry
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I'm hoping that by checking all the boxes to send user statistics I will gain favor with Google/Skynet thereby allowing me to be spared from the impending apocalypse at the hands of our new robot overlords.
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post #34 of 38
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As if they didn't already...

how bad is that AT&T exclusive thing? I had one apartment where you HAD to go with their ISP, even if you didn't want the service you were billed $70 for it.......complete BS. I hate that industry

Nah I'm not forced to get it but it's just about my only option unless I go with some crap wireless service like Clear 4G. I've fought with Comcast and my landlord about it. Comcast blames the complex manager and says that they have an exclusivity deal with AT&T and won't work with Comcast. My complex manager says it is Comcast that is being monopolistic and will only serve the complex if they agree to an exclusivity contract. It's been a back and forth battle that's gone nowhere, but I'm still on it. Why does Comcast mail me promotions (specific to my new address) if the area isn't serviceable? Houses that are literally across the street have Comcast.
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Please come to mine afterward. Much appreciated.

After that, please come to mine!


People are gonna be really pleased with this upgrade!!
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Those starbuck with a gigabit connection.....just go there and download all the installer packages to all of your games once and for all. Blaze right through that rather than sit there and watch Steam/Origin download 100+ gigs at home lol.

I see these becoming pretty big torrenting hot spots though once the speeds are practical enough.
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post #37 of 38
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Those starbuck with a gigabit connection.....just go there and download all the installer packages to all of your games once and for all. Blaze right through that rather than sit there and watch Steam/Origin download 100+ gigs at home lol.

I see these becoming pretty big torrenting hot spots though once the speeds are practical enough.

That is actually not a bad idea at all. I work across the street from one, I can come over a little bit earlier and set a bunch of stuff to download biggrin.gif I don't think Starbucks is getting gigabit though, this is different; this isn't Google Fiber. This will still only be around 30mbps at best.

Edit: 15mbps... lol
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The upgraded service will increase the internet speed to 15 mbps (depending on the area)

http://investorplace.com/2013/07/starbucks-to-team-up-with-google-for-super-fast-wi-fi/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+InvestorPlace+%28InvestorPlace%29
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 8/1/13 at 10:45am
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They spend too much money buying yachts for CEO's and too little innovating/expanding their own infrastructure.

This.

Also, this same outdated infrastructure costs way more to operate. These costs are all passed on to consumers.
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