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Google rolling out hi speed internet in the US
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3619 posts
From Mashable comes the story of Google rolling out a hi speed service in Kansas City.

Google’s effort to install a blazingly fast, gigabit-per-second fiber Internet service in the two-state metropolis of Kansas City — a speed 100 times faster than the national average — is a radical new business direction for the company, and perhaps provides an unorthodox model for how to rewire parts of the United States.


I was interested in this stat I thought the US was better than this.
Compared to many countries, the United States has slow and patchy Internet service. While a few areas enjoy very fast service, overall the United States ranks 24th worldwide in speed, with consumers receiving an average of 11.6-megabits-per-second download speeds.


What I'd give for 11.6, I'd take half that given my best is <3.

This is also an interesting excerpt
The actual service is a bargain compared to many services that provide much slower speeds. Google’s gigabit Internet service is priced at $70 per month. When bundled with TV, the price rises to $120 — and Google is certainly pushing that additional service. Users subscribing for a TV service get a two-terabyte storage box for recorded shows and a Nexus 7 Android tablet to use as a remote control. (As a budget alternative, Internet at five megabits per second is available for a one-time fee of $300.)


Seems like a good deal and unless I missed it I coudn't see anything on monthly limits. Maybe we can petition Google to try this in Aus!
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TufNuT
I like eel pie
Brisbane, Queensland
4013 posts
there are many factors that make it viable for a company like google to roll-out fibre in the US, Trade people over there are a dime a dozen, minimum wage over is something like $8 hour no matter how old you are.. the large population means if Google have a competitive product there is a good chance they will get an ROI with in reasonable time frames.

In Aus none of the conditions that make it viable for a private company to do something like this exsist, therefore it is currently happening as a tax payer funded project (which i support btw, high speed internet is not just about being able to get torrents quicker)

point is, we might see google offer something here after the NBN has finished rolling out.. although Google still doesn't offer its music service here so I wouldnt get my hopes up.

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d0mino
Melbourne, Victoria
5278 posts
Hi
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crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3621 posts
hello domino
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reso
I can't read
Brisbane, Queensland
5368 posts
Hi Speed.
02:18pm 22/11/12 Permalink
JakeG
Thailand
1135 posts
Here on Samui you can get 20Mbit down and 2Mbit up for 750 baht a month unlimited cap.

ps. That's $23.50 au.
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E.T.
Queensland
4457 posts
Google launched this back in July and has been in the news as lot of times of times since.

in other news, I have my Bigpond cable ultimate modem on its way so I'll soon have 100Mbit :-)
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crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3622 posts
in other news, I have my Bigpond cable ultimate modem on its way so I'll soon have 100Mbit :-)


Ahhh the serenity. I'll just take my time on my 3mb thank you. what could I possibly do with 100?

I was interested to read somewhere recently where the NBN was rolling out in Aspley. Wouldn't Aspley be a place with availability to cable, ADSL2, and lots of provider choice?

2014 before I get a look in on the NBN up at Caboolture.
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Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34603 posts
i am more than happy with my 100mbit optus cable for download speeds, 1.5mbit for uploads is a joke, it should be 20mbit;
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E.T.
Queensland
4458 posts
Sorry Mort. I was being a smug c*** in that last post. I'm a bit excited about getting 100Mbit.
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Insom
Canada
4132 posts
i expect they'll still limit uploads to 1mbit or something because who needs uploads right??? the interwebs are for downloading only
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crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3624 posts
Sorry Mort. I was being a smug c*** in that last post. I'm a bit excited about getting 100Mbit.

That's ok I didn't take any offence. Good luck to you I just wish it was me.

Oh and I'll be in touch for all my future torrent needs ;-)
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koopz
Brisbane, Queensland
9774 posts
meh.. just bring on Optus NBN here in Brisvegas..



sick of waiting both at work and at home :(
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ctd
UK
10155 posts
What are usage limits like in AUS now? Probably maybe gunna move back next year and I am not looking forward to no more unlimited cheap interents.
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Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34604 posts
i gets 500gig a month for $80 with optus (and then i pay an extra $20 for additional speed)

counts uploads, still dont get close to chewing through that;
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RUSTA
Brisbane, Queensland
319 posts
What modem did Optus give you Spook? You can optimise the upload speed by changing the MTU to 1472 on the CG3000. Not sure if it helps on the cisco models

http://speedtest.net/result/2324715021.png

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paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17516 posts
I was interested to read somewhere recently where the NBN was rolling out in Aspley. Wouldn't Aspley be a place with availability to cable, ADSL2, and lots of provider choice


yeah dogg i live about 300m from my adsl exchange so that already cranks pretty hard

silcar started work a while ago installing pits etc, at the moment i'm seeing all the poor sods along kirby road with tunnel boring machines parked on their front lawns ready to put new NBN conduits under the road

and when i saw tunnel boring machine i mean one of these:

http://www.groveselectric.com/images/Saturday, March 20, 2010 (6).jpg
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Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34605 posts
sweet rusta, ill check that out.
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Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34608 posts
yer, i got the cisco model, ill see if it can be helped along
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orbitor
Brisbane, Queensland
8923 posts
4 more months till I get NBN here in Toowoomba....that'll be quite the upgrade from ADSL1...
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Eds
Brisbane, Queensland
9957 posts
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