News Dear Comcast fuck you... Google plans new wireless Internet for entire country

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  1. chapped

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    In 2011, Google jumped into the broadband space by launching Google Fiber, providing high-speed Internet and cable services in some U.S. cities. The reasonably priced, super-fast service has proved to be incredibly popular in the few cities where it’s available, thanks at least partly because Fiber offers a much-welcome alternative to Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and other despised providers.

    Now Google has announced even grander plans: It wants to beam wireless broadband directly into homes all over America.

    While Google hasn’t yet figured out how to make the technology work, a solution would represent a big boon to the broadband industry, Re/code reported. It would solve what’s called the “last mile problem,” which is typically addressed by the slow, expensive process of stringing a web of wires directly into homes.

    Google Fiber is now working on connecting wireless towers to existing fiber lines by experimenting with different wireless technologies to make that happen. If Google develops a solution, its parent company, Alphabet, would be able to build a nationwide network to compete with existing giants like A&T, Verizon and Comcast.

    Google is not the only tech company experimenting with this development: Facebook announced an initiative Wednesday to develop wireless Internet. While Facebook doesn’t want to build or operate the wireless networks, Google Access, which oversees Fiber, does hope to do so. “We’re really transitioning from our earlier work, which was more of an experiment, to a real business,” Access CEO Craig Barratt told Re/code.


    Barratt declined to comment on a specific timetable or expenses that the project will entail. Yet it seems safe to assume the company’s investment will be significant: The plan to develop “abundant and ubiquitous networks” will provide “some real benefit to the Internet as a whole,” Barratt said.
     
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    Sorry, but I don't think I'll be rooting for any more major successes at Facebook until Mark Cuckerberg dies in a tragic hoverboard fire.
     
  4. chapped

    chapped Well-Known Member

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    Mark is a cocksucker...
    Is pro-fuck your privacy

    Buys all houses around his home so that he can have privacy
     
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    Working in this industry (not for Comcast)I can tell you unless you live in a major city you probably will be lucky to see this in your life time.Google has no infrastructure and it costs a lot of money to build plant.They will only spend that money where they can double or triple it.
     
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    Right, it's a whole thing.
     
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    Why yes yes it is
     
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    Fantastic :shitcoffee:
     
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    Whole asshole hanging out
     
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    big fan of anything that fucks comcast. Most inept company ever
     
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    FishySausage Original Nuttah VIP Gold

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    I live in Los Angeles (pretty big market) and an paying for 200 mbs and sometimes I'm lucky to get 30.
     
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    I wish they'd fucking hurry up already!
     
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    Yeah, there's always little things like that.
     
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    Do you ever call them with proof and ask for extreme discounts?
     
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    dont trust google
     
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    Crazy considering he stole it.

    Sure Zuckerberg gave the originators 65 million but WTF is that?
     
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    Yes! They've come by twice. they'll reset it, it'll be ok and a day later my wifi will be 50mbs.
     
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    Rupert Pupkin That Ass is Attached to Daniela Lopez

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    AT&T was wiring up my development a few weeks ago to install fiber internet.

    A bit too late since I am moving soon.