Is Google's new service good enough for VR games yet? Maybe we have at least that part covered now
Sir Robin, the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot.
Who had nearly fought the Dragon of Angnor.
Who had almost stood up to the vicious Chicken of Bristol.
And who had personally wet himself, at the Battle of Badon Hill.
I don't see why people are excited. Meanwhile 1 gb/s sounds good, in reality you will always have less than that. Most sites have upper limit on at what speed you can download from them, and unless you extensively use torrents to download something big on constant basis, that 1 GB/s is really useless to most users. Also not sure about other countries, but in my country 70 USD a month for internet sounds like a lot.
having none unlimited internet must suck on stuff like thos :S yay i reached my monthly cap in 50seconds >.<
When people say Sweden has comparable speeds or Korea has superior speeds at lower prices, they seem to be forgetting that internet infrastructure is no longer subsidized by the US government. There's nothing that makes internet cheaper in Sweden or Korea. Simply subsidized by taxes.
There was a good article serie in the NYT about it.
Here is a snippet.
The short answer is that broadband deployment in those countries was spurred by a combination of heavy government involvement, subsidies and lower corporate profits that may be tough for the economic and political system in the United States to accept.
Sweden has built one of the fastest and most widely deployed broadband networks in Europe because its government granted tax breaks for infrastructure investments, directly subsidized rural deployment, and, perhaps most significantly, required state-owned municipal utilities to create local backbone networks, reducing the cost for the local telephone company to provide service.
Japan let telecommunications companies write down about one-third of their investment in broadband the first year, rather than the usual policy, which requires them to spread the deductions over 22 years. The Japanese government also subsidized low-cost loans for broadband construction and paid for part of the wiring of rural areas.
In many countries, especially in Asia, government assistance has gone hand in hand with an expectation that private companies will accept lower profit margins in order to assist in achieving the national broadband goals.
“The South Korean government expects its private companies to drive the investment in broadband infrastructure with government support in the form of loans and tax subsidies as their incentive,” wrote the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation in a report last year.
The nerve is called the "nerve of awareness". You cant dissect it. Its a current that runs up the center of your spine. I dont know if any of you have sat down, crossed your legs, smoked DMT, and watch what happens... but what happens to me is this big thing goes RRRRRRRRRAAAAAWWW! up my spine and flashes in my brain... well apparently thats whats going to happen if I do this stuff...
Comparing speeds in very rural areas is pointless, yes.
Google has a rather interesting take on this. Rather than concentrating on the profitability of providing internet service, they're concentrating on the profitability of internet users. Think of it like an oil company that lays out a large one-time expense to buy 1 million cars for people. Yeah it's expensive, but now that's 1 million extra cars on the road buying their gasoline until those cars die a decade or more down the line. Same thing in this instance.
Fiber happens to be low maintenance (No corrosion as opposed to copper full duplex cable), extremely quick and practically ubiquitous in the US even if you don't realize it. It seems like most of the hard work is already done.
Based on their development of Android, this seems to be the exact same strategy. More internet users with higher quality internet means more searches, gmail users and other Google service providers. That's not even taking into consideration the tremendous amount of goodwill generated.
Google is probably the most loved company on Earth right now.
They're geniuses at work over there.
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"I have gigabit internet in my countryhouse trying to access a megabit sever in the big city on the other side of the continent! Why can't I download faster!"
There are no bathrooms, only Zuul.
How much do you pay for high speed in your hood? Thats another concern I got, it seems rather high on average. The 1gb/s Google deal is fine(quite comparable to the prices I've seen here with a couple of exceptions), but otherwise?
It's a ripoff, but at least the speed is good.
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Interesting thing about Google Fiber service.
You don't JUST get internet service.
It also comes with 1 TB of storage on Google Drive, and a Chromebook.
Even their free service comes with a Chromebook.
If you go with their TV+Internet package you get an Android Tablet, Chromebook, DVR box with 2 TB of storage (Seriously, Google? I love you, man.), and the Google Drive with 1 TB.
Check it here: http://fiber.google.com/about/