Leaked Slides Reveal Hollywood's Blind Google Fiber Fears

Who doesn't like blindingly fast internet? Movie studios who don't want people to watch their movies, apparently. A leaked survey obtained by TorrentFreak shows studios fretting over how Google Fiber's rapid advance—the company announced in February its plans to expand to 34 U.S. cities—could increase piracy, while… » 12/29/14 6:33pm 12/29/14 6:33pm

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… » 8/13/13 3:40am 8/13/13 3:40am

Google's Having Some Trouble Filling Up Its Kansas City Fiberhoods

Google Fiber's whopping 1000Mbps Internet connections sure sound sweet, but despite the awesome deals which include free option (after a $300 construction fee), fiber doesn't seem to be having quite the draw you'd expect. That being the case, Google has lowered some of the pre-registration goals. » 9/02/12 2:00pm 9/02/12 2:00pm

How Google Plans to Turn a Profit on Kick Ass Gigabit Fiber—Maybe

Sometimes with all of Google's highfalutin talk about making the world's information useful, it's easy to forget that it's a business. GigaOm reports that the Google Fiber "experiment" in Kansas City is no exception. It's not infrastructural charity. It's a money-maker. Or at least it could be. » 7/27/12 10:40am 7/27/12 10:40am