November 16th, 2015
Google Fiber may be coming to Oklahoma City, OK, Jacksonville, FL and Tampa, FL.
The three cities have been invited “to explore bringing Google Fiber to their communities”. Last month, Google sent the same invite to Louisville, KY, Irvine, CA, and San Diego, CA.
“These growing tech-hubs have a strong entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to small business growth. Their list of accolades is long—from Jacksonville’s title as a top 10 city for tech jobs, to Tampa Bay’s #2 spot on the list of best cities for young entrepreneurs, to Oklahoma City’s recognition as the #1 city to launch a business. One of our goals is to make sure speed isn’t an accidental ceiling for how people and businesses use the Web, and these cities are the perfect places to show what’s possible with gigabit Internet,” says Google.
According to Google, it will “study factors that may impact construction, like local infrastructure and housing density” and then “decide if it can bring Google Fiber to these areas”.
Back in August, Google announced that Fiber would be coming to San Antonio, the biggest city to receive the service yet.
In January, Google announced Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, and Nashville as next stops for Fiber. In March, Salt Lake City got the nod.
As of today, Fiber is up and running in Kansas City, Provo, Utah, and Austin.
October 28th, 2015
Are you really getting the internet speed you think you’re getting?
Three internet service providers – Verizon, Cablevision, and Time Warner Cable – have received a letter from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman asking them to provide any and all documents they have on “disclosures they have made to customers, as well as copies of any testing they may have done to study their Internet speeds.” Read More…
September 21st, 2015
Google Fiber may be coming to three new cities, as the company has announced it’s asked Louisville, KY, Irvine, CA, and San Diego, CA “to work with us to explore bringing Google Fiber to their communities.” Read More…
August 18th, 2015
It’s official – Google Fiber’s next stop is San Antonio.
This will be the biggest city to which Google’s brought its high-speed internet. Read More…
July 29th, 2015
In order to obtain the necessary services that the country’s various internet service providers offer, Americans must give up a lot of personal information. And what those companies do with said information should be a concern of every single American. Read More…
July 13th, 2015
Back in January, SpaceX founder Elon Musk announced his intentions to build a satellite network that would provide high-speed internet from space. Now, he’s apparently making moves to begin testing said plans. Read More…
June 8th, 2015
Comcast is in the process of rolling out a high-speed fiber network to compete with the likes of Google Fiber (and also municipalities with their own networks) – but the company has yet to reveal how much it’s going to cost. Read More…
May 11th, 2015
Comcast is rolling into Chattanooga, Tennessee with the biggest if you can’t beat em, join em play you’ve seen in quite a while.
Why Chattanooga, you might ask? In 2008, Comcast sued the city’s Electric Power Board (EPB) to block the municipality from creating its own fiber network. Comcast eventually lost that battle, and Chattanooga went ahead with creating its high-speed internet. Read More…
April 13th, 2015
Comcast has just put a lot of pressure on Google by announcing a new internet service that will deliver speeds twice as fast.
Next month, the company will begin a rollout of a new 2Gbps broadband service called Gigabit Pro. It’ll start in Atlanta and spread from there. Comcast says it hopes to offer the service, which it touts as the fastest residential speed in the US, to over 1.5 million Atlanta metro residents directly out of the gate. Read More…