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Time Warner Cable increased it's Wideband speed from 50/5 Mbps to 60/6 Mbps in Kansas City just days before Google Fiber starts to hook up customers to their 1/1 Gbps fiber network.

Google's fiber service in Kansas City will cost $70 a month for 1/1 Gbps internet, and $120 a month for 1/1 Gbps internet, HDTV with a 2TB 8 tuner DVR, a 1TB Google Drive, and a Nexus 7 tablet remote control.

Time Warner's Wideband service costs $109 a month (or a $99 promotional rate) for 50/5 Mbps internet.

[url="http://fiber.google.com/about/"]http://fiber.google.com/about/[/url]

[url="http://www.timewarnercable.com/midwest/learn/hso/wideband-internet/"]http://www.timewarnercable.com/midwest/learn/hso/wideband-internet/[/url]


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Im so jealous of those who get Google Fiber! Its soooo not fair :(

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[quote name='xbamaris' timestamp='1347229675' post='595161601']
Im so jealous of those who get Google Fiber! Its soooo not fair :(
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I saw someone local tweet the other day, "Finally there is a perk to living in Kansas City".

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I'd love 6Mbit up.

TWC here just finally bumped it up from 384kbit up to 1.5Mbit up. Seems infinitely faster in comparison, but 6Mbit would be amazing.

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if google wants to force ISP to up improve their networks and provide better speeds they need to advertise the UPLOAD speeds. I am completely fine with 50Mbps, that's more than enough for most people, but when they have a 1-5Mbps upload on the other side that is completely unacceptable. Most consumers are not aware of the upload speed and don't pay much attention to it, so ISP have no reason to increase it.
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[quote name='I am Reid' timestamp='1347237467' post='595161813']
if google wants to force ISP to up improve their networks and provide better speeds they need to advertise the UPLOAD speeds. I am completely fine with 50Mbps, that's more than enough for most people, but when they have a 1-5Mbps upload on the other side that is completely unacceptable. Most consumers are not aware of the upload speed and don't pay much attention to it, so ISP have no reason to increase it.
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Most consumers (except people that use private bittorrent sites) aren't really too concerned with upload speeds.

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[quote name='I am Reid' timestamp='1347237467' post='595161813']
if google wants to force ISP to up improve their networks and provide better speeds they need to advertise the UPLOAD speeds. I am completely fine with 50Mbps, that's more than enough for most people, but when they have a 1-5Mbps upload on the other side that is completely unacceptable. Most consumers are not aware of the upload speed and don't pay much attention to it, so ISP have no reason to increase it.
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The Google Fiber connection is 1/1 Gbps. They simply refer to it as the Gigabit network. Gigabit refers to both upload and download speed.

Admittedly, some might find that confusing, and it is only fully detailed in the fine print at the bottom of the page linked below.

"...Google Fiber offers up to 1000 Mb/sec download and upload".
[url="http://fiber.google.com/about/"]http://fiber.google.com/about/[/url]

Oops, it's also found at the top of this page under the graphic:

"Up to one gigabit upload & download speed"
[url="http://fiber.google.com/plans/residential/"]http://fiber.google.com/plans/residential/[/url]

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[quote name='Xilo' timestamp='1347238438' post='595161835']
Most consumers (except people that use private bittorrent sites) aren't really too concerned with upload speeds.
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Hey my friend, students are consumers too.

[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaBaPN0a4ys"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaBaPN0a4ys[/url]

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[quote name='thomastmc' timestamp='1347240703' post='595161931']
Hey my friend, students are consumers too.
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I said most consumers. Animation and other media students that actually require sending large files back and forth like that aren't exactly common.

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[quote name='Xilo' timestamp='1347241210' post='595161951']
I said most consumers. Animation and other media students that actually require sending large files back and forth like that aren't exactly common.
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You're right. The average consumer isn't aware of what faster upload speeds will mean for them. There are projects being developed right now that will change that though.

Consider this, each consumer will have the ability to host and serve their own content on a connection that can handle streaming HD @5Mbps to many users concurrently.
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[quote name='thomastmc' timestamp='1347239261' post='595161877']
The Google Fiber connection is 1/1 Gbps. They simply refer to it as the Gigabit network. Gigabit refers to both upload and download speed.

Admittedly, some might find that confusing, and it is only fully detailed in the fine print at the bottom of the page linked below.

"...Google Fiber offers up to 1000 Mb/sec download and upload".
[url="http://fiber.google.com/about/"]http://fiber.google.com/about/[/url]

Oops, it's also found at the top of this page under the graphic:

"Up to one gigabit upload & download speed"
[url="http://fiber.google.com/plans/residential/"]http://fiber.google....ns/residential/[/url]
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yes, i understand that the google connection speeds go both ways, but all the press doesnt come from the upload speeds, its the downloads. When you see an article they give layman type facts like how fast you can download an mp3, album, movie, ect... Now if they were to start to compare the upload connection for something people would use but they dont realize its dependent on the upload speed, like if they gave facts of how fast you could backup your computer to a web based storage solution, upload a video to youtube, or backup your entire photo album to the web. If they did that and compared how long it would take to backup 1gb of data on a 5Mbps connection people would really start to take note and it would put pressure on ISP's to stop cheaping out on the upload speeds. Upload speeds are not only important to bittorent users, it comes into play everytime you do anything on the internet, it just doesnt get all the glory like downloading does.

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[quote name='I am Reid' timestamp='1347256816' post='595162369']
yes, i understand that the google connection speeds go both ways, but all the press doesnt come from the upload speeds, its the downloads. When you see an article they give layman type facts like how fast you can download an mp3, album, movie, ect... Now if they were to start to compare the upload connection for something people would use but they dont realize its dependent on the upload speed, like if they gave facts of how fast you could backup your computer to a web based storage solution, upload a video to youtube, or backup your entire photo album to the web. If they did that and compared how long it would take to backup 1gb of data on a 5Mbps connection people would really start to take note and it would put pressure on ISP's to stop cheaping out on the upload speeds. Upload speeds are not only important to bittorent users, it comes into play everytime you do anything on the internet, it just doesnt get all the glory like downloading does.
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I couldn't agree more.

Just one simple example of a typical everyday family use of a gigabit upload stream would be to copy a 1080p video of their kid's school play onto the computer, and then distribute it to the rest of the family (grandparents, aunts, uncles) via an email with a link that streams the video from their own computer. Quick, easy, private.

The family doesn't need to upload it someplace, saving time. Several family members could stream the video at one time, just by clicking a link in an email. And, it's truly private. You keep absolute control of the video without uploading it to Facebook or YouTube, and the link is only available to people you give it to through email. No passwords, no circles, no opt ins or opt outs, etc.

I've been thinking about this for years. There are so many ways to take advantage of upstream, and there will be a slew of products to fill the current void.

Another thing that I haven't heard talked about much is that Google is setting up 400 Wi-Fi hotspots around Kansas City. Users will have more access to their data while mobile than has been previously possible.

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Anyone who is naysaying this service is out of their mind. I'm going to give you an example. I live in Overland Park Kansas. Just a tad outside of the cities that are receiving this service. It literally stopped 5 miles north of me. Grrr. I have two choices for internet and basically one for tv (tv's not too important to me though). ATT and Time Warner. ATT has provided me with consistent service for years. I appreciate that. I rarely have a problem....but, Ive become used to their speeds. When I want to upload a project I've been working on, music/multimedia, I wait and wait and wait and wait...it is what it is. I could go with Time Warner....but when you look at their pricing and fees their advertised prices are nowhere near what they claim them to be. Charge for the dvr, have to charge for running line here and there...oh wait the kids want tv in their playroom....well there's a charge for that. Pfft. I'm sick of the "choices" in this city and am so happy Google has come to town. Now if Overland Park could get its Yippy, or is that Huppy, ass out of a bind and stop regulating so heavily on instillation of utilities I might have somewhere to go with this. Anyone know how to build a wifi receiver that will reach 5+ miles? lol

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[quote name='thomastmc' timestamp='1347258139' post='595162387']
I couldn't agree more.

Just one simple example of a typical everyday family use of a gigabit upload stream would be to copy a 1080p video of their kid's school play onto the computer, and then distribute it to the rest of the family (grandparents, aunts, uncles) via an email with a link that streams the video from their own computer. Quick, easy, private.

The family doesn't need to upload it someplace, saving time. Several family members could stream the video at one time, just by clicking a link in an email. And, it's truly private. You keep absolute control of the video without uploading it to Facebook or YouTube, and the link is only available to people you give it to through email. No passwords, no circles, no opt ins or opt outs, etc.

I've been thinking about this for years. There are so many ways to take advantage of upstream, and there will be a slew of products to fill the current void.

Another thing that I haven't heard talked about much is that Google is setting up 400 Wi-Fi hotspots around Kansas City. Users will have more access to their data while mobile than has been previously possible.
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NAS drives allow sharing over the internet, Gigabit Upstream would be a massive improvement for stuff like this :) I wish in the UK we was on at least 20Mbps upload now. Upstream is also important for games and when there are a lot of users on a network, it would benefit too.

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[quote name='SuperKid' timestamp='1349110295' post='595218717']
NAS drives allow sharing over the internet, Gigabit Upstream would be a massive improvement for stuff like this :) I wish in the UK we was on at least 20Mbps upload now. Upstream is also important for games and when there are a lot of users on a network, it would benefit too.
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That's very true.

Where dialup and broadband were one and two dimensional, upload streams of hundreds of Mbps add a whole new dimension to grasp. It will definitely turn the current "broadband paradigm", of simply serving content to consumers, on it's head.

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[quote name='SuperKid' timestamp='1349110295' post='595218717']
NAS drives allow sharing over the internet, Gigabit Upstream would be a massive improvement for stuff like this :) I wish in the UK we was on at least 20Mbps upload now. Upstream is also important for games and when there are a lot of users on a network, it would benefit too.
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BT's VDSL 2 allows upto 20Mbit/sec upload speeds atm so it's deffo available in UK

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[URL=http://www.speedtest.net][IMG]http://www.speedtest.net/result/2214884125.png[/IMG][/URL]

Wish there wasn't such a huge monopoly on internet services in this country. This is my Time Warner speed. Highest non-business service they offer. I pay $75 a month for this.

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It's an odd example of a free market economy both working and failing at the same time :wacko:

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[quote name='Bizkit' timestamp='1349124751' post='595219307']
[url="http://www.speedtest.net"][img]http://www.speedtest.net/result/2214884125.png[/img][/url]

Wish there wasn't such a huge monopoly on internet services in this country. This is my Time Warner speed. Highest non-business service they offer. I pay $75 a month for this.
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it really just depends on where you live, I get much better speeds on timewarner here in ohio. I usually get 30Mbps+ here, which honestly at this time is more than enough for the vast majority of users out there, myself included. Its the horrible 0.98Mbps upload that I get that is a joke.

[quote name='Majesticmerc' timestamp='1349125375' post='595219331']
It's an odd example of a free market economy both working and failing at the same time :wacko:
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yes true, and like I said to the above post, it depends on where you live for now. The good will succeed, it eventually always does, just a matter of time.

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This doesn't do anything but **** me off. I love where I live, Don't get me wrong, but my one caveat is that the ONLY internet provider i have is ATT. I get a letter in the mail two days ago saying that they are going to shut down their old POTS system, and move everyone to U-Verse. Thats all fine and dandy, but now my rock solid 1.5/256 dsl is going to be cut in half to 768/128. This really ****es me off that every cable company here terminates their lines not more than 125 feet from my door, and will not hook up ANYTHING even if I supply the cable. So now I get to decide on a stupid ass cap of 40gb/month with satellite, or 26KB/sec download speeds. Its stupid.

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