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Survey shows studios concerned about fast Internet, piracy

Survey shows studios concerned about fast Internet, piracy

A series of leaked slides obtained by TorrentFreak show that Hollywood i in full freak-out mode over fast Internet. A survey conducted by Warner Bros. and Sony Entertainment in 2012 asked participants about their consumption of “unofficial” media (read: pirated content). Centered in Kansas City and St. Louis, the survey took some liberties is ascertaining how respondents would download and/or distribute content if they had Google Fiber. The focussed survey also made some assumptions regarding potential actions of people with Fiber.

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Google Fiber expansion news on ice

Google Fiber expansion news on ice

Google has slammed the brakes on its Google Fiber roll-out, telling eager internet addicts that its plans to go live in fresh cities across the US before the end of the year have been postponed until 2015. The search giant had originally maintained it would have an answer on the next locations to get high-speed service by the holidays, with many hoping to receive the gift of insanely fast connectivity - or at least the promise of it - among their other presents. However, 33 cities will now have to wait until the new year before they find out who gets fiber and when.

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Google Fiber gigabit internet and TV available in Austin

Google Fiber gigabit internet and TV available in Austin

Technology fans that live in parts of Austin, Texas covered by the new Google Fiber internet service can now sign up to get service for data and TV in their home or business. Google promises that fiber connections can be up to 100 times faster than basic broadband speeds available today in the city. That means blazing fast movie downloads and lots of bandwidth for streaming video and other services to multiple devices.

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Google Fiber prices for Austin detailed

Google Fiber prices for Austin detailed

In October, Google revealed that Austin, Texas will be getting its Fiber offering next month, and following that up has come a preview of the pricing residents will be paying once it arrives. In the previews we see the expected free basic Internet option, as well as the anticipated Gigabit plan, which will run subscribers $70 per month. The company will also be offering an Internet + TV service option through Fiber, which will be priced a bit higher at $130 monthly.

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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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