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OT Google Fiber OT

YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 13,200
We have had Google in our neighborhood this month installing their fiber network. Ours is the only neighborhood in Louisville to get it, so far, and if I had been informed correctly, only one of three areas in the USA to have this done as a beta. We have signed up for it, and plan on cutting ties with our current carrier.
We will see how this works out.
"Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

XL and MM
Louisville, Kentucky
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  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,944

    I'm anxiously waiting for this.  Looking forward to hearing how it goes.

    Phoenix 
  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 2,804
    It’s awesome- my BIL has it in Raleigh. 

    I have fiberspeed here here but it’s not google. 

    Netflix movies start immediately. 


    Greensboro, NC
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 13,200
    blasting said:

    I'm anxiously waiting for this.  Looking forward to hearing how it goes.

    I will let you know as soon as we get ours. We signed up the day we saw the trucks in the 'hood, and were told we are on the list for installation, but it would be about 4 months before we will be operational.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • It's here in KC, too. Lots of people I know have it and love it. They have raised the prices though just like every other ISP
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 13,200
    Wolfpack said:
    It’s awesome- my BIL has it in Raleigh. 

    I have fiberspeed here here but it’s not google. 

    Netflix movies start immediately. 


    Thank you for the feedback. We are looking so forward to it, and dumping our current carrier. More excited about dumping our current carrier.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 13,200
    HellrodKC said:
    It's here in KC, too. Lots of people I know have it and love it. They have raised the prices though just like every other ISP
    Good to know......thank you for sharing.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,531
    How fast is it going to be?
    “There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body.”
    Coach Finstock Teen Wolf
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 8,780
    We've had it for almost a year, but I just bought the 100mb which has been great.  Zero issues streaming and my work vpn seems to drop me down to 20ish, so I've been happy with the $50 option.

    When they first installed ours, the lead technician said google was going to move away from laying fiber and would soon be installing high speed wireless to move the signal through the neighborhoods (no more digging up the streets).  I don't know if they've moved to that yet, but that sounded great, our street was a mess for 8-10 weeks. At least.
    Austin, TX
  • Hans61 said:
    How fast is it going to be?
    As fast as lightning.
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • I’m about an hour from you in Lexington and have been waiting for this since forever, hope to see it creep on over to me keep us posted with details on speed and reliability.
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 9,110
    I'm rocking 9600 baud dial up.  Can't imagine ever needing more.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Mini, Blackstone, WSM
  • DMWDMW Posts: 13,392
    Hans61 said:
    How fast is it going to be?
    As fast as lightning.
    In fact it was a little bit frightening.
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 28,205
    OK, so I googled "fiber" and got this.  Wut next?




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    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • OK, so I googled "fiber" and got this.  Wut next?




    Now Google "constipation".  
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 28,205
    Ok, John.  Now wut?



    "fistula"?
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.  Love me or hate me, I am forum Marmite.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • No no no, no no no.  Whatever yo do, DO NOT, and I repeat DO NOT, Google "fistula" .  
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,110
    No no no, no no no.  Whatever yo do, DO NOT, and I repeat DO NOT, Google "fistula" .  
    "Rectal prolapse" is a fun time.
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 5,485
    No no no, no no no.  Whatever yo do, DO NOT, and I repeat DO NOT, Google "fistula" .  
    My general rule is to never Google for ANY medical photography.

    Therein lies nightmares.
    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 13,200
    Google toilet, then Google buffalo....this thread is going, going, ........
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 1,831
    DMW said:
    Hans61 said:
    How fast is it going to be?
    As fast as lightning.
    In fact it was a little bit frightening.
    But they fought with expert timing 
    MMBGE / Large BGE / XL BGE (Craigslist Find) / SF30x80 cabinet trailer - "Ol' Mortimer" / Outdoor kitchen in progress.  

    Southeastern CT. 
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 13,200
    EggHill said:
    I’m about an hour from you in Lexington and have been waiting for this since forever, hope to see it creep on over to me keep us posted with details on speed and reliability.
    @EggHill
    First, welcome to the World of the BGE. If you want to find out anything about anything, this is the place. There are some very smart folks here, and you will find most will be willing to do whatever it takes to help you.
    We are not without forum miscreants, however, they are amongst my closest and dearest friends, perhaps the best of what we have.
    I will be glad to keep you updated on the progress. Our neighborhood, as best I can tell, went through the process, in a very short time.
    Our block, as well as others, had the fiber network installed in just a couple of days. The biggest complaint was not being given adequate warning, as it was going so fast, to move our vehicles from the streets where they were working. Notice went up with street signs the evening before, and if the car was in their way, they towed it. They also brought it back. So no biggie there.
    This is not your old cable network you will be dealing with. They cut a groove in the street, pretty deep, insert the fibre, then reseal it. They cut into the curb, and across the sidewalk and bury the access point in your yard.
    We are waiting on installation here, and have been told it will likely be 4 -5 months before we get the hook up.
    We have begun to prepare. We got a fire stick and antenna, and when the day comes where we can begin to use it, we can't wait to call our current provider to say we are done.
    The few in our area that have had the hook ups completed, are elated. There is some frustration on missed appointments, and some logistical issues, but, overall, it seems to be moving forward rather smoothly for such a major technology change.
    Oh and by the way, Go Cats! (The assumption being that you live in Lexington, did not mean to offend if not part of BBN, The Blue World Order)
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 13,200
    Legume said:
    We've had it for almost a year, but I just bought the 100mb which has been great.  Zero issues streaming and my work vpn seems to drop me down to 20ish, so I've been happy with the $50 option.

    When they first installed ours, the lead technician said google was going to move away from laying fiber and would soon be installing high speed wireless to move the signal through the neighborhoods (no more digging up the streets).  I don't know if they've moved to that yet, but that sounded great, our street was a mess for 8-10 weeks. At least.
    Ours was done very quickly. But, having been in Austin, I could see why. I had not been there in like 20 years or so, and man has that town grown. 
    Obviously, I had been misinformed about the Google network, with you having it about a year, but maybe they learned much about process refinement with the initial installment, that made ours go so quick.
    I am looking forward to it. My Beautiful Wife and our chldren are techno geeks, so I yield to their expertise, on the set up. Pretty sure they will want the max.
    Appreciate the insight, thank you for the comments, brother.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 13,200
    I'm rocking 9600 baud dial up.  Can't imagine ever needing more.
    You live in the land of perfection.....How's the weather? Perfect?
    Dude's got it going on....
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 13,200
    Looking forward to Netflix and chilling......
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 13,200
    DMW said:
    Hans61 said:
    How fast is it going to be?
    As fast as lightning.
    In fact it was a little bit frightening.
    The Father of Observational Astronomy, The Father of Modern Physics, The Father of the Scientific Method, in fact he is called The father of Science.
    Galileo Galileo.
    He and Urban....not so much.

    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 13,200
    CTMike said:
    DMW said:
    Hans61 said:
    How fast is it going to be?
    As fast as lightning.
    In fact it was a little bit frightening.
    But they fought with expert timing 
    I drink to much. Thought it was Bohemian Rhapsody....Queen. Likely too old for you young whipperrappers.
    Carry on, humiliation is nothing new to me....
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 13,533
    Looks like that insomnia is still nagging you @YukonRon
  • DMWDMW Posts: 13,392
    YukonRon said:
    CTMike said:
    DMW said:
    Hans61 said:
    How fast is it going to be?
    As fast as lightning.
    In fact it was a little bit frightening.
    But they fought with expert timing 
    I drink to much. Thought it was Bohemian Rhapsody....Queen. Likely too old for you young whipperrappers.
    Carry on, humiliation is nothing new to me....
    The quotes were from a song that is one year older than Bohemian Rhapsody, kids these days...


    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 13,200
    DMW said:by
    YukonRon said:
    CTMike said:
    DMW said:
    Hans61 said:
    How fast is it going to be?
    As fast as lightning.
    In fact it was a little bit frightening.
    But they fought with expert timing 
    I drink to much. Thought it was Bohemian Rhapsody....Queen. Likely too old for you young whipperrappers.
    Carry on, humiliation is nothing new to me....
    The quotes were from a song that is one year older than Bohemian Rhapsody, kids these days...


    Showoff...BTW great images you posted of your daughter and her play. I know you are very proud.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 13,200
    @DoubleEgger
    It never goes away.

    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
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