Kansas City wins Google's First 1Gbps internet

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Who'd a thunk? It's supposed to be operational next year (2012), that is, of course, if the universe isn't destroyed in October this year. (thank you Borek for that information) :eek:

The new broadband service will deliver the Internet at over 1 gigabit per second or "100 times faster than what most Americans are used to," according to a Google background report. It will increase the speed of data transmissions, providing cleaner video signals and moving large files in a shorter amount of time.

"We want to be able to increase the speed of the Internet by a factor of 100," said Google executive Milo Medin. "This is the beginning, not the end, and we are starting in Kansas City, Kansas."

Read more: http://www.kmbc.com/money/27371174/detail.html#ixzz1MdT6l7r8 [Broken]

More about it.

http://www.kmbc.com/news/27923785/detail.html [Broken]
 
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Who'd a thunk? It's supposed to be operational next year (2012), that is, of course, if the universe isn't destroyed in October this year. (thank you Borek for that information) :eek:



Read more: http://www.kmbc.com/money/27371174/detail.html#ixzz1MdT6l7r8 [Broken]

More about it.

http://www.kmbc.com/news/27923785/detail.html [Broken]

Google prefers a state that has the least computer usage to mask out their scalability issues. :devil:
 
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I don't know how internet works but would it have much impact if outside internet is 100 times slower if the information will be going out/coming in from outside?
 
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I don't know how internet works but would it have much impact if outside internet is 100 times slower if the information will be going out/coming in from outside?

The core routers (routers that are not dealing with the end user) are way way faster. It is the last mile (that's between the service provider to the subscriber) the weakest link.
 
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I am jealous! I know Milwaukee was in the running but I think our politics got in the way :(
 
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I guess renaming the city to Google, Kansas, even if only temporarily, didn't hurt.

The bad news is that it's the pilot city for Google TiSP. :biggrin:
 
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I guess renaming the city to Google, Kansas, even if only temporarily, didn't hurt.

...except that was Topeka, not KC.

This story is nearly 1.5 months old...
 
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Oops. Uh, Topeka and Kansas City, what's the difference?
 
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Looking from here even differences between Milwaukee and Kansas are blurred. And that even if I see much better now than 10 hours ago.
 
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...except that was Topeka, not KC.

This story is nearly 1.5 months old...
The updated announcement was just made today, (second link) it appears they will be offering the service in KC, MO also. They will be taking applications for service this fall.
 
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So, will Google be recording all the traffic to add to their ever-growing databases?
 
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So, will Google be recording all the traffic to add to their ever-growing databases?

Most likely.
 
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I'm curious how much they will charge. I don't have the need for that much speed, so I'm not willing to pay much.
 

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