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Google Fiber used to throw MLB game’s first pitch from 1,800 miles away

Google Fiber used to throw MLB game’s first pitch from 1,800 miles away

Kansas City resident Nick LeGrande, who is 13 years old, threw out the ceremonial first pitch before an Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees game earlier this week. What made it so special is that the pitch was thrown from 1,800 miles away using a combination between a robotic pitching machine and Google Fiber.

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Google reveals Gladstone, Missouri as next on Fiber list

Google reveals Gladstone, Missouri as next on Fiber list

In case you missed the last few, Google has gotten the go-ahead to roll out its Fiber Internet service in a couple cities this month, and now another has been added to the list - Gladstone, Missouri. Like the other cities, Gladstone's City Council had to approve the service, which it did earlier today, according to Google Fiber Community Manager Rachel Hack.

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Google Fiber heading to Grandview, Missouri

Google Fiber heading to Grandview, Missouri

The Google Fiber announcements have been ramping up in recent time, with the last one having happened back on Friday, May 3, in which we found out that Shawnee, Kansas will eventually get Google Fiber. Lest too much time pass without another proclamation, Google has revealed the next place on its list to be bestowed with gigabit Internet - Grandview, Missouri.

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Google Fiber coming to Shawnee, Kansas

Google Fiber coming to Shawnee, Kansas

Early yesterday, word surfaced that Shawnee, Kansas had set up a special city council meeting for later in the day to discuss whether Google would be allowed to roll out Fiber service in the city, which is located near Kansas City. We're not surprised to report that the council is over and the city voted "Yes," with Google making the announcement moments ago on its blog.

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Time Warner Cable combats Google Fiber with free WiFi hotspots

Time Warner Cable combats Google Fiber with free WiFi hotspots

Time Warner Cable is attempting to combat Google Fiber, or at least suppress the damage Google Fiber will bring to its business, by offering free WiFi hotspots throughout the city of Austin, Texas. The catch is that in order for you to take advantage of TWC's "free" public WiFi hotspot, you have to already be a TWC internet subscriber. Those that aren't yet subscribers will be charged a fee.

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Vermont’s ultra-cheap gigabit Internet rivals Google Fiber

Vermont’s ultra-cheap gigabit Internet rivals Google Fiber

Many are drooling over Google Fiber, dreaming of ultra-fast downloads and uploads that are zipped off into cyberspace in the blink of an eye. While Google's fiber network is certainly nice, every now and again a new player emerges to remind us that it could be better. Such is the case the Vermont Telephone Company, which is offering state residents gigabit Internet for $35 a month.

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Google gets iProvo purchase approval

Google gets iProvo purchase approval

On April 16, we reported that Provo, Utah would be the next city graced with Google Fiber, followed by a piece last week on its purchase of iProvo, the city's ailing fiber network. The sale was reported to have taken place for $1, but had to wait on a final okay from the Provo Municipal Council. Such approval was given today, but not without stipulations.

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Google buys fiber internet system in Utah for one dollar

Google buys fiber internet system in Utah for one dollar

It's not secret that Google's Fiber Internet program is growing by leaps and bounds - and here in Provo, Utah, it's being initiated in a deal that's costing Google only $1 USD at the outset. This deal is being made by Google to purchase the city's municipal fiber-optic system that originally cost around $39 million to build. The Provo City Council will still have to make a final approval - this approval is expected to come to light by next Tuesday.

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Provo, Utah will be the next city to receive Google Fiber

Provo, Utah will be the next city to receive Google Fiber

Google has just announced the next city it will be rolling out Google Fiber to. It has chosen Provo, Utah as its next stop because it is home to many tech companies and is ranked as one of the top places in the United States to do business. Because one of Google's goals is to provide high-speed gigabit internet to cities that will further enhance the innovation and future of the internet, it has decided that Provo would be the next, best candidate.

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Sony backed Japanese Internet service twice the speed of Google Fiber

Sony backed Japanese Internet service twice the speed of Google Fiber

Those of us in the United States might be dreaming of the day when Google Fiber rolls our way, but the reality of ultra-fast Internet has come to the forefront in Tokyo and various other places in Japan, where Sony has backed an ISP to offer 2Gbps service for about $50 per month. This is in comparison with Google Fiber, which offers a top speed of 1Gbps with a higher price tag.

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Google Fiber officially confirmed for Austin, Texas

Google Fiber officially confirmed for Austin, Texas

It was almost two years ago when Google announced Google Fiber, and it began to roll out in various neighborhoods across Kansas City last year. For the first time, though, Google is expanding the service and will be bringing Google Fiber to Austin, Texas. The company officially announced the news today after a leaked press release made its way out yesterday.

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Press release reinforces rumors that Google Fiber will head to Austin, Texas

Press release reinforces rumors that Google Fiber will head to Austin, Texas

There were some recent reports that stated that Google was planning on bringing Google Fiber to Austin, Texas, and those reports were reinforced when both Google and the city of Austin issued out special invitations for a press conference tomorrow. They kept very hush hush about the situation, saying that they're announcing something "very important". It's fairly obvious that its about Google Fiber, but no one knows for sure.

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