Sunday, November 25, 2012

Google's Internet Service Is 100 Times Faster Than Any Other Internet Service Ever

I remember about a year ago, I read an article about some man who worked in the It industry and had hooked up his grandmother's internet and tweaked it and made modifications to the point where she could download a movie in under a minute. I said to myself that is amazing. Turns out though, what took that guy months to do for his grandmother, everyone in Kansas City is getting with Google. Google has a new internet service called Google Fiber and according to Business Insider is 100 times faster than any other internet service on the planet and allows users to download HD full length feature movies in under a minute. I remember on file sharing sites it could take 4 days to download a movie that long. Not that I would ever use a file sharing service. Just you know, when I would go over to homes of others who would do such an awful thing.

37 comments:

LottaColada said...

Any word on the pricing?

Caroline said...

It's $70 a month. I live in KC and I am waiting for them to begin installation in my "fiberhood." They also offer cable. Can't wait.

supapimp said...

Porn watchers of the world, united take over.

CarmeliteLady said...

naughty naughty Enty

NapAssasin said...

I'm so jealous for KC to get it, and they're getting an Ikea! As a STL resident ill be making a lot more trips to KC. Hope you guys enjoy it!

Lola said...

Hi Caroline, I'm here too bit in the 'burbs...we won't get it for a long time. :(

Wait. We're getting an Ikea? Where?

Jessica said...

I can't wait for this, it will cost a little bit more than what I have currently, but I so want to tell AT&T to eff off.

Alma said...

At &t is just awful and for a while they seemed to be unavoidable. I used to get billed for things i didnt order all the time.

Ingrid Superstar said...

A Smiths reference on a gloomy Sunday morning - thanks, supapimp!

califblondy said...

AT&T is like a husband I'd like to get rid of, but it'd be too much trouble. One of these days I'll get around to kicking 'em to the curb.

Does anyone have service that they absolutely love?

timebob said...

Hello Google Internet come to NYC so I can tell Time Warner to fuck off.

timebob said...

@califblondy me and AT&T are till death do us part also, I am grandfathered for unlimited data and can't ever leave now it's like the f'n cosa nostra.

DramavilleKC said...

Long time reader, first time commenter. IKEA is coming to Merriam in 2014. I live in Roeland Park and we are right next to all the neighborhoods that are getting it. I hope we are next. I am happy for once, KC is getting things before STL.

Rins said...

Hi Lola and Caroline! Ikea's going in Merriam, which I think is weird, but I'm grateful they're not squeezing it into Leawood with everything else.

I live waaaay out in the suburbs, so we won't be eligible for years, but my boyfriend's in KCK so I'll hopefully be able to see this awesomeness firsthand soon enough. I read somewhere that they're making regular broadband available for free under some conditions. Considering I pay $70 for crappy exurban broadband, switching over is a no-brainer for me at this point.

Roman Holiday said...

Who's the dude in the picture?

angie said...

I live in KC suburb, no plans to put Google Fiber in over here until enough people show interest. But, wow, didn't know we were FINALLY getting an IKEA. Thanks for the info.

angie said...

Cool to "see" so many KC readers on here!

Lola said...

HA! We should have a KC meetup sometime. Who knew?

Time Warner sucks ass, BTW.

(@Timebob, Sprint has unlimited data)

Reese said...

I pay that much for Comcast and they are atrocious. I read about this in the Wall Street Journal; it sounds fantastic. Come on Google, hurry it up! I'm very jealous of the KC population right now.

Rins said...

Lola, I would kill to get Time Warner down in South KC. We have Fidelity, and it's the worst.

KC meetup would be awesome!

NL said...

YES! My 'fiberhood' was #17 on the list (based on the number of people in your hood who paid a $10 pre-registration fee) and our installation isn't scheduled until Fall 2013. Still - it's 1000x sooner than anywhere else, so I'll take it. It's actually something that I'm keeping in mind if I consider moving to a new house. Can't wait to drop Surewest and their 'you're one day late' disconnect notices!

supapimp said...

:)

supapimp said...

Ditto on cumcast. I live in san francisco. WTH is google waiting for?!?!

bobbi_1025 said...

Seeing as I watch everything off the Internet, I would looove this in Fl. On Monday nights we watch Dexter, Boardwalk Empire(although I'm pissed at BE cause they keep killing off the cute guys) and Walking Dead. A lot of the time it takes us about an 1 1/2 hours to watch each.

ABlake said...

It will be the coldest day in hell before I trust google with my info.

Kloie said...

This was only a pilot program for Google. They chose KC out of a whole slew of cities that applied to be the trial balloon. I work in telecom, and I haven't heard anything about them expanding to other markets yet.

Henriette said...

I still use DSL.

MadLyb said...

Wow, now I have Google envy for yet another reason. When I go into Seattle, I press my nose against the window of the Google building because I want to work there, but don't know if I could make it through the 20 interviews. They even get naps! So if Google internet comes to my town (a little outside of Seattle), I'm signing on.

Sadie said...

I have TWC and have never had any issues with it. In fact - the company has been wonderful. Even offering to cut my service price when I said I needed to stop service to try and save $.

Brenda L said...

I have TWC Business Class and I certainly do get way better customer service than when I was just plain old TWC internet. Everyday customer service sucked!

witwritergirl said...

Super unhappy with my AT&T so anyone who brings something new to the table peaks my interest!

kelgela2 said...

We have comcast for internet and dish network for the spanish channels.

We would LOVE to upgrade our internet, but apparently, in our area, we already have the fastest speeds available to "Internet only" customers. So it's either add cable which we don't need, switch back to ATT (will never happen), or stick with it.

Caroline said...

Glad to see so many KC readers here. My fiberhood is high on the list, so we should be enjoying it in the spring or late winter. I also plan to use their cable service, even though a few of my favorite channels are missing from the lineup. I'm excited that public buildings, schools especially, will get the service for free. Have any of you been to the fiberspace (their retail store)? It's so cool. I really think this is going to be a great asset for small businesses and great minds.

Kloie said...

MadLyb, I interviewed to work at Google (but not in Seattle). Three rounds of interviews and then got knocked out!

Unknown said...

it is called fiber to the home, it is the same service as verizon fios which caps at 70 Mbs. Google is offering 1000 Mbs or gigabit internet. 70 a month. Thing is - 1000 Mbs is fine but it all depends on the backbone of the server you are connecting to. 1000 Mbs is great but if the server you are dl from only dls at 12 Mbs well you are stuck at their speed. This is good for the consumer as it will drive up bandwidth and lower internet costs.

Beta said...

this is great news of course

But arent you guys a bit scared of big brother google?

I also have a feel that by 2050 the world will buy furniture only in IKEA, buy clothes only in Zara, any internet device will be Google... globalisation :P

jax said...

you guys should do a meet up.

I was out xmas shopping with Rocket Queen yesterday! I played with the beautiful baby Rocket Princess. :)

I've met 5 or 6 lovely ladies from CDAN and they are some of the most rewarding friendships I have!