To put prices in perspective.... We pay $70.00 incl taxes for 6/1 which translates into rather 3/0.5 in reality.
And are oversold, which causes horrendous latency problems on top.
I really hope this makes it to my area. Right now, I'm paying $85 a month for tv/internet and only getting 7-8Mbps download. I'd happily switch to their service for at least internet.
It's not that absurd considering you get 100mb line for like 25$ in civilized countries..
I currently have 30 down in NC,US. I think we pay $130 for tv/internet/phone bundle. I would loveeeeee google fiber to come here though!
I yearn for the day I no longer have to give my money to Comcast....
Keeping my fingers crossed for this. We are not to far from some major trunks so I could see us getting it within the next couple of years.
---------- Post added 2012-11-20 at 12:09 PM ----------
First, HFC connections which have a hybrid coax copper and fiber infrastructure have a maximum practical tested speed of 5.6 Gbps. This in 2011. Second, passive fiber (GPON) has been tested, again in real life, to a maximum practical value of 10 Gbps in 2010. Most current GPON fiber implementations can support 2.5 Gbps and are limited only at the BBRAS. Think of it as everyone simply not opening the tap completely and instead just letting things drip a bit.
The real limitation at the moment is in the core network of the ISPs. Passive fiber will increase slowly, active fiber is utopicly expensive.
Also, you might want to consider just how much you need 1 Gbps transfer... Check your regular use, and see if what percentage of that you could constantly occupy.
Next, they launch Skynet. Calling it.
Pop goes the Leman Russ and other fun Lascannon games.