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Google Fiber

  1. In Spite of Support for Net Neutrality, Google Fiber Won’t Allow Servers

    Claims this is "reasonable network management,” not a violation of open internet policies.

    Google Fiber has brought the joy of free-market competition in the form of 1 gigabit/second broadband. But now that Google is an Internet service provider, its commitment to open Internet access is quietly waning. Google will regulate how you transmit data on its bandwidth -- namely, you can't use it to run servers.

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  2. Google Fiber Comes To Provo With a Head Start

    Well, Google didn't exactly give Austin a whole lot of time to bask in the afterglow of being the next city with Google Fiber. Yesterday afternoon, Google announced on its official blog that Provo, Utah will be the third U.S. city to benefit from the company's new high-speed Internet service.

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  3. It’s Officially Official: Austin’s Getting Google Fiber

    Austin is a pretty great town, with loads of great grub, good music, and awesome people doing cool, artsy, nerdy stuff. If you need another reason to live there, though, Google just gave you one: A ridiculously fast Internet connection. The company has confirmed rumors that the capital of Texas will be the next U.S. city to experience the awesomeness that is Google Fiber. Whether or not this move will help or hinder in the city's continuing quest to remain weird remains to be seen.

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  4. Austin Just Might Be the Next City to Get Google Fiber

    Austin, Texas is a pretty important place in the tech world. Companies like IBM, Intel, and Samsung, among others, have offices there, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Google Fiber, meanwhile, is still something that's only happening in Kansas. That all might be set to change here soon. There are rumors floating around that an upcoming announcement from both Austin and Google will reveal that Google Fiber's officially coming to the city.

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  5. Google Dishes Out $400 Million for Public Wireless Provider ICOA [UPDATE]

    Google's collective grip on the Internet has just gotten a little bit stronger. The search engine giant is notorious for ventures that go far beyond the typical reach of an Internet company. Google Fiber saw the company effectively becoming an Internet service provider, and now the company's going even further down that rabbit hole. It's been announced that Google's set to gobble up public Wi-Fi provider ICOA to the tune of $400 million. UPDATE: According to CNET News, the whole thing's bunk.

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  6. Google Fiber Installations Have Begun in Kansas City, All Other Parts of the Country Jealous

    After much fanfare and holding of breath, Google has finally started to connect the general public of Kansas City to Google Fiber. That means that homes can finally get in on those sweet pricing plans, which includes a tier of free Internet with a one-time construction fee. The first area to receive installations appears to be Hanover Heights, but all the neighborhoods receiving Google Fiber can rejoice as their time will come shortly. Kansas City's never been such a tempting locale.

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  7. Time Warner and AT&T Want Some of That Sweet Google Fiber Deal, Because of Course They Do

    Google Fiber -- Google's incredible Internet service -- is set to make some pretty impressive waves in Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, KS when it finally rolls out. We know this, Google knows this, the citizens of Kansas City know this, and now it's apparent that Time Warner and AT&T know this too. See, Google got a series of sweet deals out of Kansas City to build up the infrastructure required to host gigabit Internet connections and the other carriers in the area want a slice of that pie, because of course they do.

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  8. Google Fiber Offers Free Internet to Kansas City, Other Amazing Plans

    Remember earlier this morning when we said Google Fiber was all set to make a big announcement? Turns out that they're moving on to the next phase by allowing Kansas City citizens to pre-register between now and September 9th. If their neighborhood meets a certain quota, they'll then receive Google Fiber access and be able to sign up for free Internet access. There are a few catches though, and a number of other amazing Internet plans.

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  9. Google Fiber Set to Make Announcement, Probably Awesome

    Today is Rex Manning day! Okay, maybe not, but it is July 26th and it looks like Google Fiber is going to make some kind of big announcement. You may remember Google Fiber from such films as, well, no films -- but they are bringing incredibly fast Internet connections to at least one city: Kansas City. After much fanfare, it seems that perhaps today is the day that they're going to announce that the city's connection is ready to go.

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