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    News - Google to bring ultra-high-speed broadband to US homes

    Search giant announces plans for an "experimental fibre network" that could bring broadband speeds of up to 1Gbps to half a million US users.
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    Re: News - Google to bring ultra-high-speed broadband to US homes

    saw this on ceefax this am... they're having a go at a bit of everything aren't they?

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    Re: News - Google to bring ultra-high-speed broadband to US homes

    Some interesting speculation on Google and fibre in the U.K. here as well.

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    Re: News - Google to bring ultra-high-speed broadband to US homes

    We need internet!!! We need decent internet! How is it fair that they're gonna be getting 500mbps when our average is about 1mbps?

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    Re: News - Google to bring ultra-high-speed broadband to US homes

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    saw this on ceefax this am... they're having a go at a bit of everything aren't they?
    You still use ceefax!!! I thought they turned that off a couple of years back...

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    Re: News - Google to bring ultra-high-speed broadband to US homes

    Google has far too information on us already. Who is betting that they will "analyse" the data that goes through their fibre cables to provided "targeted ads" to its subscribers.

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    Re: News - Google to bring ultra-high-speed broadband to US homes

    Of course they will. You don't get anything for nothing. Doesn't really bother me though to be honest. If they really want to know what sort of cycling gear I'm buying etc. Everything sensitive is going to / can be encrypted anyway.

    I would predict massive costs associated with file sharing though.

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    Re: News - Google to bring ultra-high-speed broadband to US homes

    Speeds of up to 1Gbps! My HDD would be the bottle neck when downloading files from the internet (well, actually my 54Mbps wireless...)
    I don't mean to sound cold, or cruel, or vicious, but I am so that's the way it comes out.

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