A Tiny New Chip Promises Internet 400 Times Faster Than Google Fiber

Fast internet is fast. Google Fiber's gigabit connections? That's like driving a sports car compared to the go-cart-speed connection that's probably in your house. But new technology from IBM opens the door for connections that are beyond fast. Comparatively, it's like flying a fighter jet. » 2/12/14 2:24pm 2/12/14 2:24pm

A City Getting Google Fiber Explains How Awesome Google Fiber Is

Google Fiber—which for most of us is an idea better than any dream we've ever had—is expanding. After blessing Kansas City with superlightspeed Internet, it's moving on to Austin, Texas and Provo, Utah. Chances are you probably don't live there. Chances are you might have not even heard of Provo. Chances are you're… » 9/25/13 7:44pm 9/25/13 7:44pm

Google Fiber Continues the Awful ISP Tradition of Banning “Servers”

In a Wired piece published recently, Ryan Singel assails Google's newfound hypocrisy when it comes to net neutrality. And he's right. Having spent many years fighting to stop Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from discriminating between different types of Internet traffic, the tech giant is now perpetuating a…
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Gigabit Internet In Vermont Is Cheaper Than Google Fiber

There have been vague rumblings about ISPs stepping up to match Google Fiber's gigabit internet offering, especially since Google announced that the next Fiber city would be Austin. Now 600 residents of Vermont are actually getting those speeds at half the Fiber price. What gives? » 4/28/13 3:00pm 4/28/13 3:00pm

Google Fiber Finally Reaches Outside of Kansas City

Google has announced the first expansion of its new Fiber service. Its internet provision will now spill out of Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo., into the city of Olathe, Kan.—a Kansas City suburb with 125,000 residents. » 3/20/13 4:43am 3/20/13 4:43am

Google Is Finally Installing Gigabit Fiber In Kansas City Homes

It feels like we've been hearing about Google Fiber in Kansas City forever. Though a few people have gotten to use the blazing-fast service, Google has only been accepting applications for the service for most of the city. Well today, the Google Fiber installations begin in earnest. » 11/13/12 4:03pm 11/13/12 4:03pm

Time Warner Is So Scared of Google Fiber That It's Paying People to Spy …

According to this flyer, Time Warner Cable is asking people in Kansas City to share "tips, rumors and rumblings about Google construction or launch activity" about Google Fiber for a chance to win money. Yeah, Time Warner is so worried about Google Fiber that it's asking people to spy on Google so it'll have a better… » 7/12/12 5:00pm 7/12/12 5:00pm

Google's Gigabit Fiber Network Is Coming to Kansas City

Kansas City, Kansas citizens! You lucky somuvaperson. Google just announced that they will outfit your city of 145,000 people with ultra fast, super speedy 1Gbs fiber network. Congrats! Sometimes, re-naming your city or naming your kids Google isn't enough. [Google] » 3/30/11 1:37pm 3/30/11 1:37pm

Mayor of Duluth, Minnesota Wants All Firstborns To Be Named 'Google…

Hey, Topeka, Kansas! Duluth, Minnesota is calling you out for changing your name to Google in an attempt to get Google's Gigabit fiber Internet. They're announcing that all firstborn children shall be named Google Fiber. » 3/04/10 7:00pm 3/04/10 7:00pm