Sunday, December 14, 2014

Google Posts Fiber Jobs Across USA

Perhaps a clue to what is to come; Google Fiber posts job openings in each of the cities previously listed as being potential Fiberhood cities. Be their next "City Manager", "Community Impact Manager" and "Plant Manager" in Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh, San Antonio and San Jose.

Read more about it on Slashdot: Job Postings Offer Clues to Future of Google Fiber

A footnote to AT&T's bluff to halt "Gigapower" rollouts until the FCC rules in their favor about net neutrality: This token service was already approaching a stallout, and we believe they're just using net neutrality as an excuse. AT&T has already recanted. Gigapower will only ever serve a relatively tiny percentage of AT&T customers, and is a cheap bargaining chip to use to obtain Google Fiber's lucrative express permit approval process, and also to get out of providing service to less profitable regions, as has been their agreement in return for monopoly standing.

Monday, December 1, 2014

The Time is NOW!

Today, Google began accepting $10 deposits. Google has divided Dawson Neighborhood into 5 separate regions, and each needs to make their goal for fiber installations to begin there. If Google does not have enough deposits by the deadline (June 4), then someone else will get their Gigabit Fiber first!

Log in to Google using your main email account, go to to check your address, and then click the "Sign Up By June 4th" button to begin!

Don't Wait! Do It Now!

I spoke with Google Fiber Customer Service this afternoon, and they were really great! Our call got dropped and they actually called me right back!

Some updates on the pricing; the "free" Basic tier will be charged a bit of tax on either the lump $300 installation fee, or the 12 equal payments during the first year. It'll be about $27/mo. The Gigabit Tier is billed at a flat $70/mo with no fees or taxes. The TV Tier is billed additional monthly taxes and fees which are imposed on all television subscribers.