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6/23/2016
12:05 PM

Google Fiber Expands Gigabit Rollout With Webpass Buy

Google Fiber is acquiring Webpass, a San Francisco-based, high-speed web startup. It's a new effort by Google to speed up the rollout of its gigabit fiber service across the US.

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Technocrati
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6/24/2016 | 6:06:14 PM
Google Fiber's Vague Cost and Savings

"...Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt told investors at the company's annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday how a wireless internet service would be substantially cheaper and less complex than laying cables for high-speed broadband"

 

 

What does "substantially cheaper" mean ?   What are the numbers ?  One would think someone with the title of Chairman would have this information.

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6/24/2016 | 6:01:16 PM
Re: Salivating

@Whoopty    I agree this is an interesting development.  Though I wonder how much Google Fiber will cost ?

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6/24/2016 | 7:45:56 AM
Salivating
Google Fiber is so far beyond the speeds available in my part of the world. We only were given access to basic fiber 40Mbps options in the last six months,so the idea of several hundred megabit or even gigabit per second connections is just unbelieveable.

Needless to say, I'm a little jealous of anyone in an applicable area, so the fact that that may expand with this purchase is exciting. 
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