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News Google moves into ISP realm

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 11 Feb 2010.

  1. TomH

    TomH And like that... he was gone.

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    Unless you live in Bournemouth, there's little chance that you actually have a fibre optic cable coming into your house.

    Most people seem to think that when Virgin Media say, 'It's fibre optic broadband!!!1', they're not talking **** - they are.

    (Hopefully you really did know this, but any exposure to those lies is a very good thing. :))
     
  2. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    virgins fibre optic network, is fibre to the cabinet (fttc) which is what all the current bt customers will be getting, and fibre to the home (ftth) will be limited to new builds in most cases.
     
  3. ZERO <ibis>

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    I would hope that ftth would not be limited to new builds becuase this would really kill off used home sales. In fact I would sell my house just to buy one that does have ftth.
     
  4. dark_avenger

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    have to invest in a bunch of 2TB drives for all that porn legally download content :worried:
     
  5. Krayzie_B.o.n.e.

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    I'm not so Gung Ho about this whole cloud computing thing. It seems so "SKYNETISH" to me. As if the government can more easily spy on you and see exactly what your doing. They already store your data somewhere and can go through it at anytime.

    Seems like the freedom of the internet is being used to imprison us.
     
  6. Aracos

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  8. livesabitch

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    i think i would deffo change to google isp! i like all there work and think going for an isp is another step forward in thew right direction for the company, lets just see how the uk does with the fibre optic approach. would be nice too have a straight line to9 my home! fast speed! :)
     
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    The only technology that will allow Google to actually provide 1Gig to the customer with large uplink ,full interop and open network, is Active Ethernet. We have seen many municipalities over the past 10 years succeed in offering its residents this type of network using Active Ethernet.
    There are important advantages for municipalities to deploy a high-speed FTTH network. Municipalities like Grant and Mason counties in Washington decided to use Active Ethernet when they built their network several years ago. As a result they have seen an increase in the number of small businesses and home-based businesses, larger businesses establishing facilities in the area and increased local goverment efficiency.
    There are plenty of players out there that could offer them good cost-effective solution like Calix, Telco Systems Occam and others.

    I hope that the Google activity will in fact serve as lobbying activity in the 14 states which have limited or banned this activity by city government. Incumbent telephone companies are reluctant to invest in upgrading their networks, so it is only through competition that we can hope to achieve open access and improve the lives of every citizen.
     
  11. Crazyglue

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    i wonder if google would report you to the authorities if you were to use the 1Gb/s connection to download illegal torrents or using newsgroups for illegal downloads as well. im also curious if they do the same for the free dns servers..........
     
  12. Star*Dagger

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    I wonder how many times that I have to mention that they are a US govt run shell company before people get it.
     
  13. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    Ignoring the Google situation for a moment, Halfacree is the most awesome surname I've ever heard of.
     
  14. 8bit person

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    According to this story Google will be seriously stepping up it's ISP game stateside in the near future by bringing it's Fiber service to 34 new cities.
    If the story does prove to be true we'll be getting a better sense of the services practical running speeds.
     
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  15. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    Bringing even faster internet connections to metro areas which already have better connections than suburban and rural areas, woo.

    Maybe I'm just bitter Seattle isn't on the list. I have to wonder if Microsoft's influence in the area has anything to do with it.
     
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