View Poll Results: will you be getting googles 1gb inernet when they release it?

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    I don't download much, and my internet is fast enough for everything else, so it's pointless in my situation.

  2. #62
    So will this be the fastest internet available on the market when its released? if not what is the fastest?

  3. #63
    Just as a side note, I heard that modems with DOCSIS 3.0 (required to get 50+ Mb speeds) can increase performance and speeds, even if it isn't required. In some cases, people got higher speeds than they pay for by up to 5Mb or so (i.e. getting 15 on a 10Mb plan). I don't know if it's only in certain areas or countries, but it may be worth it to try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madethisfor1post View Post
    We'll be stuck with Bell and Rogers/Shaw FOREVER!
    I would take Bell ANYDAY over Eastlink. Unfortunately, being in a rural area I won't be able to anytime soon. While my current provider isn't all that bad - for my location I have their top speed (the only good thing about it is it's completely cap free)

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    my speed is ment to be 50mb atm ( still awaiting 100mb upgrade ) this is my speed as wireless


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    Quote Originally Posted by Firatha View Post
    The bigger cites all ready have fiber.
    and in order to access those lines they would have to pay a huge fee... which is why only 3 companies exist.

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    i dont foresee this happening in the US for many years, it will happen in europe long before us as they already have tons of fiber optics layed out, hence the reason people see euro players on the forums with 100+mbs and in the states here, its unheard of getting more than 35-40mbs.


    basically, companies charge out the ass here for relatively slow speeds because they can, i highly doubt they're gonna let google come in and offer those kinds of speeds for that price and comcast/at&t are just gonna "be cool" with it, lol.

  8. #68
    Quote Originally Posted by Blimey View Post


    See, now if I resume a downloading game on steam or something. I get 200kb/s download speed AT BEST. Seems to happen like after 6pm my download speeds go insultingly slow, can't stream vids in 720p etc. I'm paying for unlimited broadband too so its not like I have a usage cap.
    Virgin media put speed restrictions in place from 10AM to 3PM, and 4PM to 9PM. Basically if you download a certain amount (won't be a lot for you as you're on the lower plan) then you get your speed cut for 5 hours.
    Last edited by Heallygood; 2012-07-26 at 10:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rigoremortis View Post
    i dont foresee this happening in the US for many years, it will happen in europe long before us as they already have tons of fiber optics layed out, hence the reason people see euro players on the forums with 100+mbs and in the states here, its unheard of getting more than 35-40mbs.


    basically, companies charge out the ass here for relatively slow speeds because they can, i highly doubt they're gonna let google come in and offer those kinds of speeds for that price and comcast/at&t are just gonna "be cool" with it, lol.
    Don't know what part of the country you're from but 100mb is definitely available here and in my surrounding cities. However, I dont see the need for $100/month internet when I don't really download much. I'm more interested in getting my latency in the games I like to play down to 10 or less than I am about my dl speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heallygood View Post
    Virgin media put speed restrictions in place from 10AM to 3PM, and 4PM to 9PM. Basically if you download a certain amount (won't be a lot for you as you're on the 10mb plan) then you get your speed cut for 5 hours.
    might explain why im paying for 50mb and only getting 10mb

  11. #71
    It's very, VERY unlikely to ever come to this backwater country I live in (and if it ever does - which it probably won't - it'll be in ten years), but I definitely would if I could. The website says it's just 25 USD/month for the internet alone (which is just the network box construction fee), which doesn't sound expensive at all, at least not compared to the trash I'm paying for over here.
    Last edited by Thirteen; 2012-07-26 at 10:13 PM.

  12. #72
    Quote Originally Posted by themmochampion1 View Post
    Don't know what part of the country you're from but 100mb is definitely available here and in my surrounding cities. However, I dont see the need for $100/month internet when I don't really download much. I'm more interested in getting my latency in the games I like to play down to 10 or less than I am about my dl speed.
    i live in the bay area, silicon valley, the tech capital of the fucking country, and ive never seen anything higher on my comcast than 40mbs. im not saying its 100% unavailable, but on average to get those kinds of speeds, you have to spend crazy amounts of money on a fiber optic setup, like a T connection, which is what schools and corporations use, not the average home user.

    latency works off of many issues, one of them being internet speeds, the faster the connection, the more data that can be sent to the server tower of the game your playing on, the less latency, they pretty much go hand in hand, lol.
    Last edited by rigoremortis; 2012-07-26 at 10:15 PM.

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    Quite happy with 400MB

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    I'm kind of 'meh' about it.

    Not every city where G-Fiber is going to be implemented has disused water pipes running under them and I wonder how that is going to effect pricing. IMHO, Google should have avoided that armpit of America and done their experimental network on a smaller, more local platform.
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  15. #75

    Google Fiber

    Seems like they are ready to launch it in Kansas City now.

    http://fiber.google.com/about/

    Good news for the American people.

    Edit: Didn't see the other thread about this, some mod perhaps delete this?
    Last edited by n0cturnal; 2012-07-26 at 11:31 PM.

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    I'm not sure if it's needed. I notice most of my downloads max out at 3.5 mb per second, so it seems my current isn't being utilized as it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellfury View Post
    Most ppl dont even have 1gb ethernet cards
    every machine I build in the last 10 years has it and I didn't even have to purchase an overly expensive motherboard
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    And here i am, in the UK, and we've still only got 20MB/s in most areas, and even then, you'll probably end up with < 12MB/s actual speed if you're >0.8KM from the exchange. A few areas such as London have 100MB/s trials going on, and Virgin Media seem to be leading the charge for "extreme" speeds, but we're still amongst the slowest in Europe. BT are trying to rollout fibre to the UK with aims to get 2/3 of the UK at 300Mbit/s (about 40MB/s) by the end of 2014. Ironically, i look at my area on a "Rollout checker", and see that in my whole county, these are the stats for rollout at exchanges;
    - 14 Active
    - 3 "Coming Soon"
    - 1 planned without a date
    - 15 not planned

    Of the 15 not planned, 8 are in towns surrounding, and including, my own. 1 of the active exchanges is in one of the surrounding towns. Google putting out plans for 1GB/s as some sort of nationwide rollout in the future (even if it's only in one place at the moment) without even being seen as anything but an internet-based giant (as opposed to providing it) just puts the whole situation in the UK to shame. The last plans for upgrades for our whole county (we were looking at 50MB/s throughout, which was set to be the fastest county in the UK, even if it was slower than some specific towns elsewhere in the country) got postponed due to being unable to find someone to take over as provider and builder of the service when the initial bidder dropped out.

    Quote Originally Posted by haxartus View Post
    It's pretty hard to notice the difference between 100mpbs and 1gbps because most sites don't support anywhere near that speed.
    If they're hosted in a proper datacentre, they will be using >10GB/s lines, and the less jumps to the backbone (assuming there's not some mighty slow link in between), the better. With services like CloudFlare though, this is becoming less of an issue and even slower sites can get caching in dedicated datacentres around the world (for free i might add). Sure, the original host might be slow, but the caching works in such a way that even Australia won't suffer with delays on browsing (as they recently opened up 2 new datacentres there). Some pages and files are served from the original site, but many are served via a cache from a centre located within that nation, or in a nearby country.

    But again, most sites don't suffer with these issues as fast reliable hosts are now cheaper and more accessible than ever. Combining a reliable host with a reliable CDN (as CloudFlare is classified as one) and you've got speed that even Google Fibre would struggle to make a dent in. On the Google page, with those "Race now" simulations, the rocket from Google would become the helicopter, while the speed of a fast host with CDN caching would become the new rocket.
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  19. #79
    Just out of interest (and excuse my ignorance)

    Apart from downloading a load of stuff at the same time, or if you have like 20 people all gaming in your house at the same time... I don't get why it is needed.

    How much stuff do other people even download...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelle View Post
    Just out of interest (and excuse my ignorance)

    Apart from downloading a load of stuff at the same time, or if you have like 20 people all gaming in your house at the same time... I don't get why it is needed.

    How much stuff do other people even download...
    I don't think its really needed...but there might be untapped potential I'm not seeing.

    The pricing, if Google can keep it consistent (I have serious doubts), is really good considering that Verizon Fios's best product is $20 more a month and offers less speed.
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