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(Electronista)   Following news that Google is bringing its fiber service to Austin, a rep for AT&T says they'll offer fiber in the city too.... they just don't know exactly where, or how much it will cost, or when. But it will be just as good. Please don't leave us   (electronista.com ) divider line
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2013-04-09 07:38:18 PM  
inb4 Bob the Angry Flower
 
2013-04-09 07:42:28 PM  
And now my b00bz1es makes no sense. Stupid admins fixing stupid headlines. >=(
 
2013-04-09 08:00:13 PM  
Maybe they'll get the Longhorn Network now!
 
2013-04-09 08:13:15 PM  
Screw ATT and Time Warner charging a crap ton for weak ass-speeds.  I was always hoping WiMAX would take off since it doesn't have nearly the same infrastructure requirements, but alas.

Going to sign up for Google Fiber ASAP.

/Austin rules!
 
2013-04-09 08:34:28 PM  
AT&T sucks giant balls.  Their service is terrible and they treat customers like garbage.
 
2013-04-09 08:42:18 PM  
AT&T is just using their cellular model on landlines...
 
2013-04-09 08:44:02 PM  
First off, 1Gb fibery goodness for $70 a month?

i22.photobucket.com

I have the unfortunate luck of living in an AT&T/Time Warner duopoly area. The fastest speed TWC offers is 50Mb, for $100 a month. AT&T offers 24Mb, if you live next to one of their VRADs and have clean copper.

The fact that Google Fiber is making the telcos sweat?

assets.diylol.com
 
2013-04-09 08:50:32 PM  
It sounds to me that they're more complaining about the permitting process; "hey, how come we didn't get infinity right-of-ways like Google did?"
 
2013-04-09 09:06:50 PM  
Hey, whoa! Actual competition.
 
2013-04-09 09:12:14 PM  
In before the rednecks in the State leg somehow pass a law against this to fark over Austin some more, just for laughs.

/ Time-Warner  craps they pants...
 
2013-04-09 09:13:04 PM  
Hey AT&T, you want that same accommodations that Google gets? Why don't you try:

1) Offer a quality service!
2) Learn how to make a profit without a government-backed monopoly!
3) Stop sucking so much!
 
2013-04-09 09:13:40 PM  
I almost feel bad for the ATT door to door salesman getting rejected by all of my neighbors before he can even finish his pitch. But then I remember who he works for, and I smile.
 
2013-04-09 09:14:03 PM  
Choke on your slow ass connections and bandwidth caps, AT&T.
 
2013-04-09 09:14:25 PM  
It was only a matter of time before somebody swooped in and started stealing some of the big carriers' sweet margins.
 
2013-04-09 09:16:39 PM  
sure they are bringing fiber to the customer, well actually to the dslam/node, and not to the home, but hey its fiber to your general area and is within a brisk walking distance depending on which way the line snakes and you'll really enjoy the new speeds in your home and.............

/Bhell Canada markets a product called Fibe, which the customers call FIB(the 'e' is silent).

//Call agents in marketing call it fiber to the home instead of fiber to the node.

///illegal to market it saying to the home, but East Canada in Ontario and Quebec is the shiathole for consumer knowledge about Rights.

////Oh but the corporation denies any responsibility for their call agents, so if you can get the call agents name, sue them instead.

/All recordings of the crime by the call agent will not be released by Bhell without a court order because people are mean to Bhell.

//Teksavvy(third party DSL on the Bhell line) gets lots of disgruntled Bhell customers.


////Oh hey, Comcast no longer providing batteries for their back up for VOIP box. Either new install or old install.(Arris 822G EMTA).
 
2013-04-09 09:20:39 PM  
Ain't actual competitive capitalism a biatch? What's a rent-seeking practitioner of regulatory capture to do?
 
2013-04-09 09:28:42 PM  
Exactly what term or condition is GOOG getting that T isn't?

If they're the incumbent telco, they have all the right-of-way they could ever want.  I don't think KC or Austin is giving Google any investment incentives.

The only one I can think of is that T, as common carrier, is required to serve every home in their market while Google is picking and choosing neighborhoods.  But, it's not like T provides universally equitable service either.  They don't offer anything over 6/1 DSL to my address, but they get 24Mb VDSL in other neighborhoods (my town was part-way through the U-Verse install when they cancelled U-Verse expansion nationwide a few years back).
 
2013-04-09 09:30:50 PM  

theorellior: Ain't actual competitive capitalism a biatch? What's a rent-seeking practitioner of regulatory capture to do?


DIAF?
 
2013-04-09 09:39:27 PM  
I think Google will have to break into 8 markets of AT&T before they get serious and respond in kind with service and pricing... same with other competitors. Slaughter them enough times, and they will figure it out, but behemoths like this move like molasses, and don't want to change from a very profitable model (obviously).
 
2013-04-09 09:42:22 PM  
I like uverse, but only compared to comcast. Plus they don't biatch about my data usage.
 
2013-04-09 09:47:55 PM  

LesserEvil: I think Google will have to break into 8 markets of AT&T before they get serious and respond in kind with service and pricing with making competitors like Google Fiber illegal... same with other competitors. Slaughter them enough times, and they will figure it out, but behemoths like this move like molasses, and don't want to change from a very profitable model (obviously).


FIFY. Why compete when you can just make your competition illegal?
 
2013-04-09 09:48:13 PM  
Why compete against Google-startup ISP when installing fiber somewhere else huge like Silicon Valley would do so much more for your image? Especially if you did it around Mountain View.
 
2013-04-09 09:53:18 PM  

Seamer: Why compete against Google-startup ISP when installing fiber somewhere else huge like Silicon Valley would do so much more for your image? Especially if you did it around Mountain View.


Sonic.net appears to be doing that.

1Gb fiber pipe, 2 phone lines and unlimited long distance for $70 a month.
 
2013-04-09 09:55:50 PM  
Pretty soon Google will reach 0.1% market share and start having to face antitrust lawsuits.
 
2013-04-09 10:02:41 PM  
Not that this article is about ATT Wireless, but that is overpriced as well. My two year contract is up soon and I can't wait to ditch them for T-Mobile's new plans. I pay $70 a month to ATT and that price doesn't even include texting. Any texting. I pay an additional 20 cents a text, incoming or outgoing.
 
2013-04-09 10:03:18 PM  

Smackledorfer: I like uverse, but only compared to comcast. Plus they don't biatch about my data usage.


Comcast actually discontinued data caps a while ago to figure out wtf they should do. Haven't heard a peep and some months I pull 500gb.

/it still sucks ass
 
2013-04-09 10:08:00 PM  

APE992: Smackledorfer: I like uverse, but only compared to comcast. Plus they don't biatch about my data usage.

Comcast actually discontinued data caps a while ago to figure out wtf they should do. Haven't heard a peep and some months I pull 500gb.

/it still sucks ass


That explains why their door to door numskull told me I was making them up yesterday.

Guy was a farktard.
 
2013-04-09 10:09:55 PM  
"oh no, we can't possibly support those kind of speeds"
"oh, there's not enough consumer demand"
"shiat, Google's doing it in a second city?  Surprise!  We've been planning it all along!"
 
2013-04-09 10:13:06 PM  

Lawnchair: Exactly what term or condition is GOOG getting that T isn't?

If they're the incumbent telco, they have all the right-of-way they could ever want.  I don't think KC or Austin is giving Google any investment incentives.

The only one I can think of is that T, as common carrier, is required to serve every home in their market while Google is picking and choosing neighborhoods.  But, it's not like T provides universally equitable service either.  They don't offer anything over 6/1 DSL to my address, but they get 24Mb VDSL in other neighborhoods (my town was part-way through the U-Verse install when they cancelled U-Verse expansion nationwide a few years back).


AT&T can only give me 768k a mere 20 miles from their HDQ in Dallas.

/60 year old copper
 
2013-04-09 10:37:51 PM  

LesserEvil: I think Google will have to break into 8 markets of AT&T before they get serious and respond in kind with service and pricing... same with other competitors. Slaughter them enough times, and they will figure it out, but behemoths like this move like molasses, and don't want to change from a very profitable model (obviously).


As I've stated before in other threads:  If the likes of Microsoft, Sony, Steam and others start cutting deals with Google over their Fiber service, the telcos will be in a world of sh*t.
 
2013-04-09 10:39:40 PM  
How cute. They think they are entitled to government benefits
 
2013-04-09 10:40:14 PM  
fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!

I am 80 miles away... so close, and yet so far....

/maybe they will expand here later
//I hope
 
2013-04-09 10:45:48 PM  

theorellior: Ain't actual competitive capitalism a biatch? What's a rent-seeking practitioner of regulatory capture to do?


Sue?
 
2013-04-09 10:46:57 PM  

APE992: Comcast actually discontinued data caps a while ago to figure out wtf they should do. Haven't heard a peep and some months I pull 500gb.

/it still sucks ass


I dunno, I get 2.4MB/s down for $35/mo. That beats the hell out of the dialup I had as a teen. Not perfect, but damned reasonable in my opinion.
 
2013-04-09 10:47:45 PM  
But AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast have all told me that consumers don't want 1Gb internet at affordable prices!  Now I don't know WHAT to think!!!
 
2013-04-09 10:48:43 PM  

Arkanaut: theorellior: Ain't actual competitive capitalism a biatch? What's a rent-seeking practitioner of regulatory capture to do?

Sue?


Call their lobbyist and have them draft a bill and make enough campaign contributions to ensure that their competition is made illegal?
 
2013-04-09 10:54:07 PM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: But AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast have all told me that consumers don't want 1Gb internet at affordable prices!  Now I don't know WHAT to think!!!


Don't think.  That's what AT&T, Verizon and Comcast want
 
2013-04-09 10:55:33 PM  

Maul555: fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!

I am 80 miles away... so close, and yet so far....

/maybe they will expand here later
//I hope


Hey yeah me too.  I think it's gonna be a while before we get it in SA.
 
2013-04-09 10:55:55 PM  
I was wondering -- are there any Farkers out there in the KC metropolitan area that is using the Gigabit service from Google? Does it actually make a difference?
 
2013-04-09 10:57:20 PM  

dustman81: Arkanaut: theorellior: Ain't actual competitive capitalism a biatch? What's a rent-seeking practitioner of regulatory capture to do?

Sue?

Call their lobbyist and have them draft a bill and make enough campaign contributions to ensure that their competition is made illegal?


Hopefully since Google net income is higher than AT&T's they'll be able to hire better whores.
 
2013-04-09 10:59:00 PM  
Cocksuckers will do as little as possible until someone comes in and decides to not sell everyone shiat sandwiches.
 
2013-04-09 10:59:55 PM  

Arkanaut: I was wondering -- are there any Farkers out there in the KC metropolitan area that is using the Gigabit service from Google? Does it actually make a difference?


All I know is, they haven't yet put it in north of the river, which is dumb... it's where all of the boring rich white people with porn-watching sons live.

/not that I'd know
 
2013-04-09 11:11:18 PM  
Someone put Time Warner Cable out of the public's misery.

/Go Google!!!
 
2013-04-09 11:19:43 PM  

Arthur Jumbles: Hey AT&T, you want that same accommodations that Google gets? Why don't you try:

1) Offer a quality service!
2) Learn how to make a profit without a government-backed monopoly!
3) Stop sucking so much!


I got an idea - why don't we stop offering them a monopoly to begin with?

/local governments are mostly to blame for our fark'd up internet infrastracture
 
2013-04-09 11:39:36 PM  
Meanwhile Time Warner squats in the corner sucking it's thumb and drooling a bit.
 
2013-04-09 11:48:54 PM  

gingerjet: Arthur Jumbles: Hey AT&T, you want that same accommodations that Google gets? Why don't you try:

1) Offer a quality service!
2) Learn how to make a profit without a government-backed monopoly!
3) Stop sucking so much!

I got an idea - why don't we stop offering them a monopoly to begin with?

/local governments are mostly to blame for our fark'd up internet infrastracture


Except here, where Time-Warner and Comcast paid the state legislature to effectively ban cities from building municipal fiberoptic networks.
 
2013-04-09 11:54:29 PM  
I can hardly wait until I can tell TWC that I don't have to put up with their craptacular billing site, which has "lost" my account information at least four times in the past five years, forcing me back to paying my bills by phone for months on end.

Long story short -- pay by phone when all other bills are online means a high chance of "missing" a payment -- with the inevitable fees that caused.  Especially when the reminders and paper billing would stop.
 
2013-04-10 12:04:19 AM  

Marine1: Arkanaut: I was wondering -- are there any Farkers out there in the KC metropolitan area that is using the Gigabit service from Google? Does it actually make a difference?

All I know is, they haven't yet put it in north of the river, which is dumb... it's where all of the boring rich white people with porn-watching sons live.

/not that I'd know


I live north of th river in KCMO near Liberty, in the exact kind of neighborhood you're talking about.   Went I talked to the google rep the are thing it will be 18 months to 2 years before they will be up near where I live. The roll outs are taking longer than they planned.

I have uverse but will drop it day 1 when I get Goole fiber.
 
2013-04-10 12:04:23 AM  
I am constantly getting flyers in the mail about AT&T Fusion internet.  That's their high speed DSL2.  This has been going on for years.  It is not available in my area.  Fark 'em.
 
2013-04-10 12:25:13 AM  

gingerjet: Arthur Jumbles: Hey AT&T, you want that same accommodations that Google gets? Why don't you try:

1) Offer a quality service!
2) Learn how to make a profit without a government-backed monopoly!
3) Stop sucking so much!

I got an idea - why don't we stop offering them a monopoly to begin with?

/local governments are mostly to blame for our fark'd up internet infrastracture




The Feds actually broke up AT&T 25 years ago.

This is really Southwestern Bell.
 
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