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Austin Google Fiber rollout begins in December

Austin Google Fiber rollout begins in December

Austin, Texas is one of the places in the country where high tech companies flourish. Some major technology companies have operations in Austin including Motorola and Dell among others. In April 2013, Google announced that after Kansas City, Austin would be the second city to get the ultra fast Google Fiber internet service. The web giant has now announced that the rollout of Google Fiber in south and southeast Austin will begin in December.

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Google Fiber set-top box v2.0 clears FCC

Google Fiber set-top box v2.0 clears FCC

Google Fiber users may soon have access to a new set-top box. A recently spotted FCC filing shows a “GFHD200” box, likely replacing the GFHD100 box Fiber owners are currently using. New specs are incoming, too, along with a rumor regarding the remote.

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Google Fiber approved in Portland

Google Fiber approved in Portland

Google Fiber, the Internet giant's super fast Internet offering, has been given authorization to spread its wings, receiving unanimous approval from the Portland City Council. This approves the preliminary agreement that was struck back in April.

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‘Fiber Trusted Tester’ brings beta testing for Google Fiber

‘Fiber Trusted Tester’ brings beta testing for Google Fiber

Google is seeding a beta program for Fiber customers, according to a new Fiber page. The program, dubbed Fiber Trusted Testers, aims to let those with the ultra fast Internet offering check out updates ahead of mass rollout. As Google releases their gigabit Internet service in more markets, beta testing would serve them (and us) well.

 

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Google Fiber wants to trip net neutrality up by ‘colocating’

Google Fiber wants to trip net neutrality up by ‘colocating’

In the ongoing net neutrality squabble, a main point of contention is the “last mile” connection, which is the home stretch before content reaches you in your home. Though others are vying to find ways to essentially monetize the most important part of your connection, Google Fiber isn’t. The team took the their blog yesterday to address some concerns about net neutrality, Fiber, and you.

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Google bringing WiFi to enterprise via subsidies, report claims

Google bringing WiFi to enterprise via subsidies, report claims

Google’s enterprise ambitions are clearing up daily, with the latest news highlighting their connectivity ambitions. According to sources who (of course) don’t wish to be named, Google is set to offer WiFi subsidies on both hardware and software to small and medium sized businesses. Those mom and pop stores are about to have a web presence and WiFi hotspot if Google has anything to say about it.

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FCC says Google Fiber offers speedier, more reliable buildout

FCC says Google Fiber offers speedier, more reliable buildout

The FCC, currently embroiled in a net neutrality squabble that has many decrying their judgement, has praised Google for their Fiber program. Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the FCC, recently noted that Fiber may actually be a better blueprint for success than their own rules.

 

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Gigabit WiFi? Google hints at wireless Fiber in document

Gigabit WiFi? Google hints at wireless Fiber in document

As Google Fiber continues to roll out in cities across the US, a new tidbit of info may shed light on additional benefits for the program. In addition to getting Internet speeds you likely can’t comprehend, there is speculation an uber-fast WiFi network may also be in the works.

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Google eyeing Fiber cities for possible WiFi rollout

Google eyeing Fiber cities for possible WiFi rollout

According to documents seen by IDG News Service, Google is considering rolling out a WiFi service in the regions slated to get Google Fiber service. Little else is known about the possible additional service, but the document suggests Google is already in talks with cities.

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AT&T looking to expand gigabit Internet network

AT&T looking to expand gigabit Internet network

While Google readies a Google Fiber for business test, AT&T has revealed plans to target additional consumers with its gigabit Internet network, AT&T U-verse with GigaPower. The company announced that it is eyeing 100 cities and municipalities across the nation, among them being 21 new "major metropolitan areas".

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Google Fiber expands with Kansas City business testing

Google Fiber expands with Kansas City business testing

Google is now selecting companies to test Google Fiber for business users, the Kansas City Business Journal is reporting. Not surprisingly, Kansas City will be the first place Google tests its business Fiber offering, with this coming after more than a year of waiting.

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Google Fiber contract given San Antonio approval

Google Fiber contract given San Antonio approval

Google Fiber could be coming to residents in San Antonio, Texas, where the City Council just approved a contract with Google and formally requested that Google peg the city as a designation for its high-speed Internet. Though it is not official, city Mayor Julian Castro is confident residents will score the service.

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