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2012-07-26 12:41:43 PM

LesserEvil: Marine1: Hollie Maea: Oooh...Podunk, Nowhere is getting fast intertubes! Very exciting.

Yes, Kansas City, MO/ KS is Podunk, Nowhere.

The place that:

Trades most of the wheat used in bread
Builds the most popular vehicle in the country (Ford F-150)
Is home to one of the four major telcos in the US that is also a major part of the internet backbone (Sprint)
Is home to the one the architectural/engineering firm that builds the majority of the world's sports stadiums (Populous)
Supplies the US military with the vast majority of its small arms ammunition (Lake City Ammunition Plant)
Produces the non-nuclear components for ICBMs (Kansas City Honeywell Plant)
Is home to the second-busiest freight rail yard in the country
Has more interstate highway miles per capita than anywhere else in the US
A metro area population of 2 million people...

is Podunk, Nowhere.

Are you really that stupid voluntarily, or do you drool and shiat yourself from a head injury? The second condition I can forgive, but being that stupid as a choice? That's just beyond fixing.


It's not where I'm at.

Where am I? An area that is rich in engineers of all stripes and a world-class university in the area as well. Sadly, when Sprint first rolled out 4G service, they couldn't be bothered with this part of the state (also the most populous), either.

This announcement means NOTHING to me. They might as well as rolled it out in Japan.


Well, that's just the reality of this kind of thing. I agree it sucks. I'm not going off about that, though. More that the notion that Kansas City is Podunk. Can't spare an opportunity for nerd rage like that.
 
2012-07-26 12:42:16 PM
$300.00 for the initial home setup.
 
2012-07-26 12:43:03 PM

nyseattitude: $300.00 for the initial home setup.


I would write a check for that in a heartbeat.
 
2012-07-26 12:43:48 PM
$120.00 a month.

I've paid Comcast more than that for much less in the past.
 
2012-07-26 12:45:04 PM
Woo.. free Nexus 7...

$300 for a fiber install, $120/mo for TV and unlimited internet, sounds pretty good. $70 for internet only. Waiving installation fee to begin with.
 
2012-07-26 12:45:51 PM
$120 a month + $300 installation (Waived for 2 year contract) TV + Internet

$70 a month for internet + $300 installation (Waived for 2 year contract) Internet only

All internet is 1 Gigabit.

Jesus titty-farking christ, I would jump on this in a heartbeat and I have FIOS.

/Why wasn't Buffalo picked?!?!
//Oh yeah, cause it's a cess pool.
 
2012-07-26 12:46:29 PM
$120.00 a month for Gig, TV, 1 Terabyte cloud space, and they wave the $300.00 fee

$70.00 a month for 1Gig Internet
 
2012-07-26 12:47:25 PM
The "free 5 megabit internet for seven years as long as you pay for the $300 install" part is pretty nice too.
 
2012-07-26 12:48:53 PM

cirby: The "free 5 megabit internet for seven years as long as you pay for the $300 install" part is pretty nice too.


And they let you pay it at $25.00 a month too.
 
2012-07-26 12:49:24 PM
nyseattitude:
$120.00 a month for Gig, TV, 1 Terabyte cloud space, and they wave the $300.00 fee

$70.00 a month for 1Gig Internet


I'm paying almost exactly that much for TV + 40 megabit down/5 megabit up right now...

If they bring that in here, the decision is pretty much made.
 
2012-07-26 12:50:34 PM

cirby: The "free 5 megabit internet for seven years as long as you pay for the $300 install" part is pretty nice too.


Yeah, you would have a guaranteed internet connection to about the year 2020.

It's smart, too..because you know many will eventually buy one of the higher tiers and perhaps the price would go down as the customer base grows over time.
 
2012-07-26 12:50:38 PM
Hey Google...
www.myremoteradio.com
 
2012-07-26 12:51:16 PM

Cybernetic: $120.00 a month.

I've paid Comcast more than that for much less in the past.


Exactly. I pay $200 for TV and Internet on Charter. Being the "Ultra" speed tier, It was unmetered, until last November, when they imposed band caps on residential (I can get unmetered on business, for a quarter of the speed and 3 times the cost).

I'd pay $300 in a heartbeat for setup, and $120 a month. It would knock down my monthly expenses considerably.

Of course, I won't see Google wiring this area until 2025, so it's all moot.
 
2012-07-26 12:51:28 PM
What's the housing market look like in Kansas City?
 
2012-07-26 12:51:46 PM
Official website

Look at those pricing plans and all of what you get. Good Lord... they're giving this shiat away.

This... this is beautiful.
 
2012-07-26 12:51:47 PM

nyseattitude: $120.00 a month for Gig, TV, 1 Terabyte cloud space, and they wave the $300.00 fee

$70.00 a month for 1Gig Internet


i29.tinypic.com
 
2012-07-26 12:51:48 PM
I've had seven eight nerdgasms so far.
I can't be the only one right?
 
2012-07-26 12:52:34 PM

zvoidx: cirby: The "free 5 megabit internet for seven years as long as you pay for the $300 install" part is pretty nice too.

Yeah, you would have a guaranteed internet connection to about the year 2020.

It's smart, too..because you know many will eventually buy one of the higher tiers and perhaps the price would go down as the customer base grows over time.


Not to mention the added value of traffic inspection for building their demographic database. Google will seriously get A LOT of data about consumer habits this way they otherwise would not be able to get since the people who do this probably wouldn't have internet in the first place.
 
2012-07-26 12:53:23 PM
Is it bad that I'm getting misty-eyed?
 
2012-07-26 12:53:39 PM

cirby: nyseattitude:
$120.00 a month for Gig, TV, 1 Terabyte cloud space, and they wave the $300.00 fee

$70.00 a month for 1Gig Internet

I'm paying almost exactly that much for TV + 40 megabit down/5 megabit up right now...

If they bring that in here, the decision is pretty much made.


Exactly. I'm paying $13.00 for Digital TV and a 25/3 meg line via Comcast. I'd save $120.00 a year
 
2012-07-26 12:57:54 PM
Mmmm.. may have to go to Fric and Frac for lunch...

And yes, with a montage KC video, of course Len Dawson is going to find his way into it.

Also, pay $300 just for installation, and get free 5M down/1 M up for 7 years? Thats even a deal right there.
 
2012-07-26 12:59:38 PM
That sound you just heard was Time Warner, Comcast, AT&T U-verse, and Verizon FIOS collectively shiatting their pants.

I want this here, now, Google.

ShutUpAndTakeMyMoney.jpg
 
2012-07-26 12:59:45 PM
What's the local cable monopoly in KC? I bet they all just about shiat their pants.

/About time.
 
2012-07-26 01:02:05 PM
But the real question Google keeps dodging.. Is it faster than NetZero w/ Accelerator turned on? Yeah.. That's what I thought Google.. Nice try..
 
2012-07-26 01:02:13 PM

soopey: What's the local cable monopoly in KC? I bet they all just about shiat their pants.

/About time.


Depends on the area of the Metro you're in. Time Warner controls it up in Clay and Platte counties. Can't say for the rest of the area. I know Comcast has some of the pie in Kansas, though.
 
2012-07-26 01:03:48 PM
soopey:
What's the local cable monopoly in KC? I bet they all just about shiat their pants.

Especially when the mayors of KCK and KCMO both stepped up and spoke about how much they support it.
 
2012-07-26 01:04:27 PM
I see that people have already mentioned they would like Google to silence themselves and open avenues for monetary deposit.

Carry on then.
 
2012-07-26 01:07:30 PM
Here are the components:

Network box:
- Plugs into fiber jack for input. 1 Gb up and down
- Gigabit router with four 1 Gbit ethernet ports and highspeed WiFi
- Also plugs into coax for ethernet distribution throughout house

DVR Storage box:
- Plugs into coax
- 2 TB of storage
- 500 Hours of HD
- Record 8 channels at one time

TV Box:
- Plugs into coax
- HDMI out to TV
- 1 Gb Ethernet port
- WiFi Access Point

// Might have to move to KC...
 
2012-07-26 01:09:24 PM

rdu_voyager: Here are the components:

Network box:
- Plugs into fiber jack for input. 1 Gb up and down
- Gigabit router with four 1 Gbit ethernet ports and highspeed WiFi
- Also plugs into coax for ethernet distribution throughout house

DVR Storage box:
- Plugs into coax
- 2 TB of storage
- 500 Hours of HD
- Record 8 channels at one time

TV Box:
- Plugs into coax
- HDMI out to TV
- 1 Gb Ethernet port
- WiFi Access Point

// Might have to move to KC...


cdn.overclock.net
 
2012-07-26 01:12:43 PM
So, when can we expect to see Google offering this in other parts of the country?
 
2012-07-26 01:19:04 PM

Celerian: So, when can we expect to see Google offering this in other parts of the country?


There were a number of other cities vying for the first deployment, I imagine they would be up higher on the list to get it first.
 
2012-07-26 01:22:58 PM
up-ship.com
 
2012-07-26 01:27:29 PM

Marine1: soopey: What's the local cable monopoly in KC? I bet they all just about shiat their pants.

/About time.

Depends on the area of the Metro you're in. Time Warner controls it up in Clay and Platte counties. Can't say for the rest of the area. I know Comcast has some of the pie in Kansas, though.


Dunno about in Kansas, but Comcast has some of the eastern metro - Cass County, and maybe some of southern Lee's Summit. Main part of Lee's Summit is TWC.

SureWest (formerly Everest) moved into southern KC and Johnson County, and is the only area where you have two companies competing, but then again it's not much competition...
 
2012-07-26 01:29:34 PM

Hunter4242: Celerian: So, when can we expect to see Google offering this in other parts of the country?

There were a number of other cities vying for the first deployment, I imagine they would be up higher on the list to get it first.


This was the first I've heard of it. I do recall the town that changed its name to Google for publicity, but I didn't know that it was an attention grab to be selected. I would assume that the largest cities would see first deployment, so I expect to see it on the coasts and major population and business hubs across the US. I just didn't know if anyone knew if they had a definite schedule. I need something to look forward to.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2012-07-26 01:33:00 PM
Doesn't include ESPN, AMC, or HBO. Enjoy watching Lifetime and Nick at Nite, suckers.
 
2012-07-26 01:33:49 PM

jbc: Doesn't include ESPN, AMC, or HBO. Enjoy watching Lifetime and Nick at Nite, suckers.


Who gives a fark about the TV service?
 
2012-07-26 01:36:53 PM

jbc: Doesn't include ESPN, AMC, or HBO. Enjoy watching Lifetime and Nick at Nite, suckers.


YET.
 
2012-07-26 01:44:14 PM

rdu_voyager: Here are the components:

Network box:
- Plugs into fiber jack for input. 1 Gb up and down
- Gigabit router with four 1 Gbit ethernet ports and highspeed WiFi
- Also plugs into coax for ethernet distribution throughout house

DVR Storage box:
- Plugs into coax
- 2 TB of storage
- 500 Hours of HD
- Record 8 channels at one time

TV Box:
- Plugs into coax
- HDMI out to TV
- 1 Gb Ethernet port
- WiFi Access Point

// Might have to move to KC...


Also comes with a Nexus 7 tablet.
Link to plans and pricing.
 
2012-07-26 01:47:39 PM
As long as I can get Pawn Stars and see what that rogue Chumply is up to, I'm fine.
 
2012-07-26 01:56:46 PM
Comcast throwing up now.
 
2012-07-26 02:08:41 PM

LarryDan43: Comcast throwing up now.


Seriously, this must be nauseating to cable company CEOs. It's gonna take decades but this is hopefully the start of their butt raping coming to an end.

Remember when everyone's email box was only a couple Mbs? Only took google a few years to completely change that.
 
2012-07-26 02:17:46 PM
fark YOU COMCAST AND BRIGHTHOUSE!
 
2012-07-26 02:19:36 PM

GBmanNC: LarryDan43: Comcast throwing up now.

Seriously, this must be nauseating to cable company CEOs. It's gonna take decades but this is hopefully the start of their butt raping coming to an end.

Remember when everyone's email box was only a couple Mbs? Only took google a few years to completely change that.


2 days ago Comcast announced a 305 Mbs service for $300 a month in the NE. Good luck with that.
 
2012-07-26 02:22:57 PM
So this is why they bought SageTV. Bring it here and you can have even more of my money.

/have a GNexus
//have a Nexus 7
 
2012-07-26 02:24:24 PM

nyseattitude: rdu_voyager: Here are the components:

Network box:
- Plugs into fiber jack for input. 1 Gb up and down
- Gigabit router with four 1 Gbit ethernet ports and highspeed WiFi
- Also plugs into coax for ethernet distribution throughout house

DVR Storage box:
- Plugs into coax
- 2 TB of storage
- 500 Hours of HD
- Record 8 channels at one time

TV Box:
- Plugs into coax
- HDMI out to TV
- 1 Gb Ethernet port
- WiFi Access Point

// Might have to move to KC...

Also comes with a Nexus 7 tablet.
Link to plans and pricing.


I didn't see it anywhere on the site, but at the beginning of the TV part of the presentation, they mentioned a regular-style TV remote that operates over bluetooth. Oh, and they also mentioned you could connect bluetooth headphones to the TV Box to watch TV with the speakers off.

The pricing page says it includes the boxes and Nexus 7, but I wonder if that pricing includes boxes for every TV in the house, or if they're extra. Definitely not a Nexus 7 for each TV for free, but maybe the regular one.

/ still, ShutUpAndTakeMyMoney.jpg
// uncontrollable drooling
 
2012-07-26 02:30:55 PM
img.chan4chan.com
 
2012-07-26 02:37:00 PM
Can't wait for this to come to SF. Google, please: my moneyz, you can take them.

Marine1: Hollie Maea: Oooh...Podunk, Nowhere is getting fast intertubes! Very exciting.

Yes, Kansas City, MO/ KS is Podunk, Nowhere.

The place that:

Trades most of the wheat used in bread
Builds the most popular vehicle in the country (Ford F-150)
Is home to one of the four major telcos in the US that is also a major part of the internet backbone (Sprint)
Is home to the one the architectural/engineering firm that builds the majority of the world's sports stadiums (Populous)
Supplies the US military with the vast majority of its small arms ammunition (Lake City Ammunition Plant)
Produces the non-nuclear components for ICBMs (Kansas City Honeywell Plant)
Is home to the second-busiest freight rail yard in the country
Has more interstate highway miles per capita than anywhere else in the US
A metro area population of 2 million people...

is Podunk, Nowhere.

Are you really that stupid voluntarily, or do you drool and shiat yourself from a head injury? The second condition I can forgive, but being that stupid as a choice? That's just beyond fixing.


The first place you went was "wheat." You lost the war before the first battle -- but then you went full redneck with pickup trucks and bullets, so, podunk. Also you have the miseries that are the Royals and the Chefs.

/who are the Chefs?
 
2012-07-26 02:38:42 PM
Dammit!! I live in Gladstone (a 'burb to KC) and we're not in the fiberhood yet!!! Why can't I have nice things?
 
2012-07-26 02:39:14 PM
I have FIOS at 82Mbit download speeds and you can only go as fast as the network you're downloading from. I have to download 4 things at once to fill up my bandwidth.
 
2012-07-26 02:39:47 PM

tagkc: Dammit!! I live in Gladstone (a 'burb to KC) and we're not in the fiberhood yet!!! Why can't I have nice things?


Time to move into the city limits!
 
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