Well, here we are 10 months later. We DID NOT get Google Fiber first in our town, so phooey on Google! This blog is going to carry on as a journal of our experience with GF once we finally have it.
Lots of folks in surrounding neighborhoods have sharp words to say about the fiber installation contractors leaving their yards in disarray and failing to inform them in advance that they were coming. Pets getting loose when gates are opened, cables being screwed diagonally across people's fences - who aren't even customers! I hope this all gets cleared up quickly.
As for us, today a truck towing a spool of what very well may be fiber parked in front of our house, ripping branches down from our shade tree. Then they moved to the other side of the street. This truck, and a car accompanying it is marked "360 Utilities, Safety - Performance - Satisfaction", haha.
If this is one of the contractors putting up fiber, then they're working on the poles now. Another team will come later to install our custom-length fiber from pole to a new box on the outside of the house. Finally, another team will bring our inside equipment and connect the external box to our internal router.
Once we see that everything has been working well for a week or so, we'll cancel our Time Warner Cable, and re-sell our nice new DOCSIS 3.0 modem to someone who can use it!