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#1 SpyderCanopus

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 21:05

Look what I got installed today. Waiting on activation. Will post speed tests when it's live.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 21:07

YOU SUCK!

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 21:10

Wow.. Congratulations. I'm totes jellin.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 21:14

Be sure your equipment at home is good enough to handle the speeds. You will soon find yourself buying extra goodies to connect into the fiber goodness I suspect. :)

I am pretty happy with my 30meg speed here. Not to say though that if Google fibered my town (which already has a major fiber infrastructure), I wouldn't be one of the first people to go get myself hooked up too.

#5 sagum

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 21:19

Look what I got installed today. Waiting on activation. Will post speed tests when it's live.



Nice, hope you enjoy your speeds.

Pro tip: remove the plastic wrap and you'll gain 200 extra internet down loads.

I have 120Mbit connection here. Sadly Im limited to 94Mbit since my router is only 100Mbit on the WAN port, but even so, I sometimes struggle with harddisk speeds when downloading multiple things and unpacking etc. You probably want to download and install things from different drives depending on what you're using it for :)

#6 OP SpyderCanopus

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 21:23

What I found surprising is there is only a single fiber optic cable, and normally you see two for dedicated TX and RX. Do you guys think google is half assing it by using a single fiber? Supposedly the TV and 1gbps internet runs simultaneously through it.

Pro tip: remove the plastic wrap and you'll gain 200 extra internet down loads.


Lol, I plan to. The Google guy left it on and I took a picture right away I was so excited about it.

Be sure your equipment at home is good enough to handle the speeds. You will soon find yourself buying extra goodies to connect into the fiber goodness I suspect.


The main computer is an 3rd gen core Intel Xeon on a S1200BTLR with dual intel gigabit adapters, SATA3 Intel 520 SSDs, 12GB DDR3 1600. I also have a 1st gen core with two Intel Xeons on a S5520 with the same dual intel gigabit adapters and good storage. Going to be running my survival minecraft server on it and maybe a few extras like tekkit and creative. We've been stuck on 10mbps uplink for 2 years so I moved to Kansas City to get us gigabit.

#7 sagum

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 21:36

What I found suprising is there is only a single fiber optic cable, and normally you see two for dedicated TX and RX. Do you guys think google is half assing it by using a single fiber? Supposedly the TV and 1gbps internet runs simultaneously through it.


You're probably going to get SFP/+ connection from the Google Fiber outlet. These are rated at 10GbE, and are usually braided and/or warped in thicker plastic. They tend to be sort but won't be damaged as easy.

#8 OP SpyderCanopus

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 21:42

You're probably going to get SFP/+ connection from the Google Fiber outlet. These are rated at 10GbE, and are usually braided and/or warped in thicker plastic. They tend to be sort but won't be damaged as easy.


The Google guy gave me a little piece of it he had cut off while crimping the end. Here is a photo.

Very thin, like a human hair.

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#9 +ChuckFinley

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 10:43

You moved to Kansas to get Fiber! Wow. Good work though. Jealous like everyone else ha.

#10 OP SpyderCanopus

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 00:18

Finally got it hooked up! The day before my birthday, no less.

 

I also contributed to the neowin speedtest competition.  :)

 

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#11 firey

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 00:21

Finally got it hooked up! The day before my birthday, no less.

 

I also contributed to the neowin speedtest competition.   :)

 

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How much per month is it?



#12 OP SpyderCanopus

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 00:24

How much per month is it?

 $70

 

http://speedtest.net...752969bdca750e1

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#13 firey

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 00:25

 

:( stupid Canadian Internet... I pay 80$ a month for 40 down, 3 up, and 120gb B/W



#14 Crisp

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 00:30

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I bet YouTube still buffers.



#15 PGHammer

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 00:31

Very Nice.

 

Here's my own contribution to the SpeedWave - not even close.

 

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