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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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Google Fiber reportedly coming to Austin, Texas

Google Fiber reportedly coming to Austin, Texas

Google Fiber is already settling down in Kansas City, and it's been slowly making its way to more neighborhoods in the area over the past few months. However, speculators have been wondering where the search giant will take their internet service next. According to recent reports, home of the SXSW festival Austin, Texas may be getting a deal.

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Google Fiber approved by Olathe, Kansas City Council

Google Fiber approved by Olathe, Kansas City Council

Our lucky brethren in Kansas City have had access to Google Fiber, the much-envied service from Google. Now the Internet giant has announced that Fiber will be extending to a second location in Kansas, this time to Olathe, who's city council just approved the company's plans. The process isn't slated to take place for awhile yet, but was announced by Google shortly after the approval went through.

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First 3-D channels come to Google Fiber TV

First 3-D channels come to Google Fiber TV

I remain quite jealous that my house can't get access to the incredibly fast Google Fiber Internet service or the Google Fiber TV service. I understand living in a more rural area likely means I'll never have access to impressive services like this. If you do happen to live in Kansas City and have access to Google Fiber TV and happen to be one of the few that has a 3-D TV in your home, the TV offering from Google now has two new 3-D channels to check out.

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Consumers don’t want (& won’t pay for) gigabit internet says Time Warner Cable

Consumers don’t want (& won’t pay for) gigabit internet says Time Warner Cable

Super-fast internet connections like Google Fiber have only geek, not consumer, appeal, Time Warner Cable's CFO has insisted, dismissing suggestions that the ISP will need to speed up its consumer service any time soon. Speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology Conference this week, chief financial officer Irene Esteves said that while the company has the capability to deliver high internet speeds, The Verge reports, right now customers don't actually want them.

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FCC Chairman proposes gigabit internet in all 50 states by 2015

FCC Chairman proposes gigabit internet in all 50 states by 2015

You may know a little about Google Fiber, the insanely fast internet that arrived in Kansas City not too long ago, but the unfortunate news is that Google isn't really planning on rolling its Fiber service out to a majority of the US. However, FCC Chairman Julius Genachoski is calling for gigabit internet in all 50 states by 2015.

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Google Fiber spreading to more Kansas City neighborhoods

Google Fiber spreading to more Kansas City neighborhoods

Google kicked off its first Google Fiber installations back in November. People in certain neighborhoods within Kansas City were able to get access to insanely fast Internet speeds via Google's new fiber-optic network. Google has announced this week that it is beginning sign-ups for five more neighborhoods in Kansas City.

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Netflix ranks ISPs on video-streaming efficiency, Google Fiber comes out on top

Netflix ranks ISPs on video-streaming efficiency, Google Fiber comes out on top

It's no surprise that Netflix takes up a big chunk of internet bandwidth, so the company has decided to rank how fast various internet service providers can stream movies to Netflix customers. They've announced that they'll be releasing a new list every month starting with November 2012 (last month).

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