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2012-11-15 06:06:52 PM
But in the down side it's only available(for now) in KCK and not the rest of the metro. So upside super awesome internet, down side you live in KCK and will probably be shot soon.
 
2012-11-15 06:08:14 PM
What's the business model and ROI? I thought it was just an experiment, and not destined for widescale deployment.
 
2012-11-15 06:25:06 PM
Damn, it's $115 just for 250Mbps here...
 
2012-11-15 06:47:42 PM

queezyweezel: What's the business model and ROI? I thought it was just an experiment, and not destined for widescale deployment.


It's a test just for now, but they say they fully intend to expand the implementation to other cities if demand is high enough in KC.

SoothinglyDeranged: Damn, it's $115 just for 250Mbps here...


I pay $20 less than that for 6 goddamn MB/s.
 
2012-11-15 09:44:59 PM
I have the movers on the way...
 
2012-11-15 09:45:29 PM
So how long until the Kansas state legislature (and very likely other states' legislatures as well) pass laws that either greatly restrict bandwidth, greatly increase the price of fast internet for the end user, or just outright ban high-speed internet purely out of spite for the people who would otherwise benefit from it?
 
2012-11-15 09:46:04 PM
Take this shiat national, Google! Please!
 
2012-11-15 09:51:06 PM
Just when I thought it impossible... my hate for Comcast has reached a higher level.
 
2012-11-15 09:54:21 PM
COME TO EDMONTON GOOGLE!!!! OR FARK OFF AND DIE!
 
2012-11-15 09:57:53 PM

Voiceofreason01: But in the down side it's only available(for now) in KCK and not the rest of the metro. So upside super awesome internet, down side you live in KCK and will probably be shot soon.


High beta tester turnover. More testers using the same infrastructure. Smart!
 
2012-11-15 10:05:36 PM

GAT_00: SoothinglyDeranged: Damn, it's $115 just for 250Mbps here...

I pay $20 less than that for 6 goddamn MB/s.


I should clarify this. I pay $20 less than Google costs for my shiatty connection.
 
2012-11-15 10:08:00 PM
Damn, I'd totally buy into that.

If not just to support another ISP to act as direct competition. Honestly, 1Gbps down is a bit extreme for me these days, now that I have money to just buy PC games and streaming typically never runs out of buffer on whatever I'm watching. It's just the aspect of having another option there, another good option, that I want to see more of.

Part of me feels like the other ISPs will get lobbyists together to somehow make Google's ISP unconstitutional or something.
 
2012-11-15 10:09:10 PM
ZOMG at 1Gbps my email and Fark will FLY!!!!

/ $70/month?
// Really?
 
2012-11-15 10:12:06 PM

jaytkay: ZOMG at 1Gbps my email and Fark will FLY!!!!

/ $70/month?
// Really?


IIRC, you can also pay $300 upfront in installation and have 6 MB/s free for the next 5 years or something, regardless of owner.
 
2012-11-15 10:14:17 PM

GAT_00: GAT_00: SoothinglyDeranged: Damn, it's $115 just for 250Mbps here...

I pay $20 less than that for 6 goddamn MB/s.

I should clarify this. I pay $20 less than Google costs for my shiatty connection.


So...$95 for 48Mbps? From who? We pay $85/mo for 70 Mbps

/would still kill many hobos for 1000Mbps
 
2012-11-15 10:26:03 PM

GAT_00: jaytkay: ZOMG at 1Gbps my email and Fark will FLY!!!!

/ $70/month?
// Really?

IIRC, you can also pay $300 upfront in installation and have 6 MB/s free for the next 5 years or something, regardless of owner.


It's actually guaranteed for 7 years, and you can either pay the $300 up front, or pay $25 a month for the first year (and nothing for the next 6).
 
2012-11-15 10:27:39 PM

jaytkay: ZOMG at 1Gbps my email and Fark will FLY!!!!

/ $70/month?
// Really?


Do you like Netflix?

Do you like Netflix in HD? On every TV, computer, phone, and tablet in your house? At the same time?
 
2012-11-15 10:38:02 PM

Jormungandr: COME TO EDMONTON GOOGLE!!!! OR FARK OFF AND DIE!


Er, how can they do that with the Canuckistani Telecommunications Mafia (Rogers and Bell) in charge of all of your wired and wireless intertubes?

...or have things changed in the great white north since my last visit (it has been a while)?
 
2012-11-15 10:39:26 PM
In this thread: people who won't be able to properly distinguish between Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri.

/hint: one has all of the people in it
 
2012-11-15 10:39:26 PM

Voiceofreason01: But in the down side it's only available(for now) in KCK and not the rest of the metro. So upside super awesome internet, down side you live in KCK and will probably be shot soon.


What?

I live in south Kansas City, Missouri and have been preregistered for a few months.

They also already gave everyone 1 TB of cloud storage who signed up even though we aren't paying for service until it's installed (spring to fall of next year, unfortunatly my neighborhood is in the fall timeline).

It's not like this is super secret info or anything 

Also if you just want regular broadband and not gigabit there's a $300 install charge (or $25/month for 12 months) and then you get free highspeed (though not gigbit) internet for seven years. :D
 
2012-11-15 10:40:40 PM
Big deal. I've had a 1 gig connection for over 4 years. Cost: about $28 a month.

/living in the most wired country in the world has its advantages
//should I duck now?
 
2012-11-15 10:42:39 PM

Lost_in_Korea: Big deal. I've had a 1 gig connection for over 4 years. Cost: about $28 a month.

/living in the most wired country in the world has its advantages
//should I duck now?


Only if you want to avoid the incoming shells from your northern neighbor.
 
2012-11-15 10:51:29 PM
I pay $69.99 for 4Mb/s...

I am VERY but-hurt

/sucking Cox right now...
 
2012-11-15 10:54:20 PM
In my house in Minneapolis there are at least four options for internet service. In my apartment in San Diego I have exactly one. Guess were I get less bandwidth, poorer service and pay more?
 
2012-11-15 11:08:43 PM
I have an 800 mile long Cat6a cable. I will gladly pay $10 a month to plug it into someone's router.
 
2012-11-15 11:10:05 PM

gingerjet: In my house in Minneapolis there are at least four options for internet service. In my apartment in San Diego I have exactly one. Guess were I get less bandwidth, poorer service and pay more?


There was a recent worldwide survey linked to on Fark that said the UK has 700 ISP to choose from, almost all available to everyone across the country. The way our phone system, and by accident our ISP system, was deregulated years ago lucked out into giving us a huge choice. It means I could start a ISP tomorrow from my bedroom and be able to compete nationwide with the big boys, and the owner of the network has to give me that access on the same terms as everyone else. They are upgrading to FTTC in a big way (I got mine six months ago. I get 25Mbps internet and unlimited phone calls for £40 a month. It would be 40Mbps if I lived close to the exchange) and FTTP (80-100Mbps) is not far behind.
 
2012-11-15 11:14:48 PM

error 303: Voiceofreason01: But in the down side it's only available(for now) in KCK and not the rest of the metro. So upside super awesome internet, down side you live in KCK and will probably be shot soon.

What?

I live in south Kansas City, Missouri and have been preregistered for a few months.

They also already gave everyone 1 TB of cloud storage who signed up even though we aren't paying for service until it's installed (spring to fall of next year, unfortunatly my neighborhood is in the fall timeline).

It's not like this is super secret info or anything 

Also if you just want regular broadband and not gigabit there's a $300 install charge (or $25/month for 12 months) and then you get free highspeed (though not gigbit) internet for seven years. :D


Apparently, they're doing the Kansas side first. Though I'm sure you'll get yours soon.
 
2012-11-15 11:18:30 PM
That's a bit pricey. I don't care how fast it is, I'm not paying over $50 a month for Internet access. I'd rather keep it under $40, if I can.

I don't run any major businesses that need this kind of power, of course. Maybe if I were a corporate mogul I'd see the point, but for home usage? Right now it's overkill.
 
2012-11-15 11:28:21 PM

ZeroCorpse: That's a bit pricey. I don't care how fast it is, I'm not paying over $50 a month for Internet access. I'd rather keep it under $40, if I can.

I don't run any major businesses that need this kind of power, of course. Maybe if I were a corporate mogul I'd see the point, but for home usage? Right now it's overkill.


Dude,

If you have bailed on a $300 cable bill and have WD's and Roku's in every room, the bandwidth makes all the difference.
 
2012-11-15 11:30:51 PM
I hate most of you. I pay $85 a month for 20-25mbps through comcast in Florida. And there are enough outages that I subscribed to a dsl service to act as my backup ISP for the several days a month Comcast has service issues.

(Comcast internet is about $50, but they still require you pay $30 for basic cable every month whether you want it or not).
 
2012-11-16 12:14:21 AM
Comcast had me paying $90 for 15 mbps which was rarely more than 9 mbps. $90 a month for internet service with NO tv and NO phone service. Just internet. $90. Per. Month.

Then I switched.
 
2012-11-16 12:17:50 AM

omnimancer28: I hate most of you. I pay $85 a month for 20-25mbps through comcast in Florida. And there are enough outages that I subscribed to a dsl service to act as my backup ISP for the several days a month Comcast has service issues.

(Comcast internet is about $50, but they still require you pay $30 for basic cable every month whether you want it or not).


did you try Earthlink Cable? (yes, that company still exists!). I used them before, paid $30 a month for 15 mbps, no cable contract required.
 
2012-11-16 12:33:49 AM

GAT_00: queezyweezel: What's the business model and ROI? I thought it was just an experiment, and not destined for widescale deployment.

It's a test just for now, but they say they fully intend to expand the implementation to other cities if demand is high enough in KC.

SoothinglyDeranged: Damn, it's $115 just for 250Mbps here...

I pay $20 less than that for 6 goddamn MB/s.


who the fark is your isp?
 
2012-11-16 12:39:06 AM
I have Cox (in AZ) and get up 18 (usually around 12) for $55/mo
 
2012-11-16 01:52:54 AM

neuroflare: GAT_00: queezyweezel: What's the business model and ROI? I thought it was just an experiment, and not destined for widescale deployment.

It's a test just for now, but they say they fully intend to expand the implementation to other cities if demand is high enough in KC.

SoothinglyDeranged: Damn, it's $115 just for 250Mbps here...

I pay $20 less than that for 6 goddamn MB/s.

who the fark is your isp?


It's probably for DSL... I have DSL with 6 mbps down ("up to") for $50/mo. Unfortunately, where I live, that's really my only option (no cable, so it's DSL, satellite, or dial-up).
 
2012-11-16 02:11:13 AM
1Gbps? That's about as fur as you can go.

/better not be obscure
 
2012-11-16 02:13:59 AM
I pay $47 a month for 400kb/s

**** you, Comcast
 
2012-11-16 02:23:21 AM

HeartBurnKid: Take this shiat national, Google! Please!


fark that! Microsoft, Apple, Amazon look what google is doing, you don't want to be left behind!!!!
 
2012-11-16 02:42:21 AM
I get 11mbps and while more bandwidth wouldn't hurt (especially for games from Steam), it's really sufficient. A lot of sites throttle connections anyway, so even if you've got the speed, they won't deliver data any quicker.
 
2012-11-16 02:57:30 AM

HeartBurnKid: GAT_00: jaytkay: ZOMG at 1Gbps my email and Fark will FLY!!!!

/ $70/month?
// Really?

IIRC, you can also pay $300 upfront in installation and have 6 MB/s free for the next 5 years or something, regardless of owner.

It's actually guaranteed for 7 years, and you can either pay the $300 up front, or pay $25 a month for the first year (and nothing for the next 6).


That's what I would have signed up for if I lived in KCK. Of course, you couldn't pay me enough to live in KCK.

/please expand into Lawrence, Google
 
2012-11-16 03:12:19 AM
Sounds like a waste of money to me. They may very well offer speeds that high but I seriously doubt there's any site out here that's going to feed you data at that rate.
 
2012-11-16 04:17:34 AM
$80 for 30/10 but at least it's reliable. TWC.
 
2012-11-16 04:40:33 AM

ReapTheChaos: Sounds like a waste of money to me. They may very well offer speeds that high but I seriously doubt there's any site out here that's going to feed you data at that rate.


They have this new thing now, where you can get parts of a large file from many different people with slower connections. It's called "Bittorent". You sound like you should try it. I think you'll find it quite speedy.
 
2012-11-16 05:51:06 AM
10 years ago I had 8M down/1up ADSL service in suburban Japan for the equivalent of $30/mo. Came back state side and DSL was only just creeping into my home town at (at most) 300k down for closer to $40/mo. Looks like prices are still similar now, but they don't price gouge for higher speed service like Telcomms do here. Link There's only about a 35% increase in cost to increase your speed 6 times from lowest to highest service there. That's a pretty good deal in my book.

Paying $50 for 12M down now and would take Google service for $25/mo for a year then free the next 7 in a heartbeat even if it is slower. Yay for lack of choice (ATT/Comcast in my area only).
 
2012-11-16 05:51:50 AM
My brother is slated to get it next fall. It's going to take some time, he said, to wire the rest of KC, MO as they go from KC, KS to Central KC, MO.

But I at least he's getting it. Who knows who would be next...

/had an internship in KC, KS
//might move back to Lawrence if they get it sooner than Lexington. ;)
 
2012-11-16 08:05:49 AM

neuroflare: GAT_00: queezyweezel: What's the business model and ROI? I thought it was just an experiment, and not destined for widescale deployment.

It's a test just for now, but they say they fully intend to expand the implementation to other cities if demand is high enough in KC.

SoothinglyDeranged: Damn, it's $115 just for 250Mbps here...

I pay $20 less than that for 6 goddamn MB/s.

who the fark is your isp?


Comcast. I have no second option.
 
2012-11-16 08:11:53 AM
It`s a fact that I like to say to people who complain that the internet is filled with porn n stuff and that this is a bad thing.

The faster and more fully internet is rolled out in a place, the faster and more fully the incidents of rape decrease.
 
2012-11-16 08:12:57 AM
I pay $72 a month for 22gb... and im ok with that.. but goddamn im jealous:)
 
2012-11-16 08:13:09 AM
Yay our internet speeds are finally catching up to Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong of nearly a decade ago! USA USA
 
2012-11-16 08:14:11 AM

ReapTheChaos: Sounds like a waste of money to me. They may very well offer speeds that high but I seriously doubt there's any site out here that's going to feed you data at that rate.


There are torrents of sites that let you utilize it. Think of how quick you can download linux distros!
 
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