Thursday, February 20, 2014

Google Fiber is Coming to 34 More Cities, Even Faster Than 1Gbps!

Hot on the heels of news that Google Fiber may increase it's 1Gbps service to 10Gbps within three years;

...comes news that Google has it's eyes set on 9 more cities!

We welcome Portland OR, San Jose CA, Salt Lake City UT, Phoenix AZ, San Antonio TX, Nashville TN, Atlanta GA, Charlotte NC and Raleigh-Durham NC to the party! Hi Folks!

Did I say 9? How about 34!!

Anything that combats the terrifying prospect of the proposed Time Warner / Comcast merger is a good thing, but Google still has a long way to go. The merger will turn two "local monopolies" into a national monopoly. Comcast argues that this is simply equivalent to how it is already! The merger will obviously result in higher prices for broadband and television service, but it will probably be approved since they have a man on the inside. Obama-appointee Chairman Tom Wheeler has been a telecommunications executive for more than 30 years. His approval won't come as a result of good decision making, but rather, industry loyalty.