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No. I would only sign up for the real Google Fiber service.
Google Fiber "type"? Or the real deal? I'll stick to my sluggish, but reliable ATT service until the real Google Fiber comes to town.
I would love to see a competitor to both AT&T and WOW. I have had both services and both are not reliable. AT&T is better than WOW, but I still have a hard time streamling TV or movies, which is ridiculous in this day and age. I'm ready for something much better and faster!
There must be some type of agreement, (probably laws) that regulate how much bandwidth, or how fast a home computer is allowed to run...and believe me....in the states it's just incredibly slow. It amazes that some start-up hasn't been able to find a loop hole. They would take over the market in a week. It's slow for a reason here in the states. Can anyone say N>S>A>
I might be a little cautious of a "-type" service, maybe a wait-and-see, but if Google Fiber showed up here I would dump WOW like a hot potato. My service is inconsistent and they don't care about my calls for help.
It all depends if the company is subsidized by the taxpayers. If it is, then no. Google is subsidized by the government already.
We have Google Fiber in KCK, both the Gigabyte high-speed internet and the basic TV package. We also have ATT U-Verse internet and phone at our house in Lawrence. I can't tell the difference in the internet speeds. After beefing about it to Google Fiber, they told me I needed to buy a special $25 adapter (USB 3 to ethernet) from Amazon to use between my SamSung Chromebook and their ethernet cables they supplied when they hooked up our house with Google Fiber. I bought the adaptive device. It still made no noticeable difference to me. Average internet pages like Facebook or Wikipedia do not load instantly, they still take about 3 or 4 seconds. I beefed again. This time they suggested I buy another laptop or netbook with more than one gigabyte of RAM. I bought another Chromebook with 2 gigabytes of RAM. I still can't tell any difference.
And, your wireless internet is the same speed whether you got the Seven Years Free Regular Internet or the Gigabyte Special Super-Slick Gigabyte Internet. No router can deliver the fast stuff wirelessly, apparently. Sadder and Wiser. It's no big deal.
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