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glassssssss
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att fiber install went surprisingly smoothly
the tech left the fiber wire running down the sidewalk in front of the house, which i was somewhat worried about..but yesterday they came and buried a new wire and i assume they will switch me over to that new wire soon. I just got a new desktop PC today and i just did a speed test


[Edited on November 4, 2016 at 1:32 PM. Reason : ..]

11/4/2016 1:31:44 PM

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My TWC bill (300/20) went up from $65 to $80. I called in and they said $80 was the new "promotional rate," and it's normally $109!

I had them reduce it to 100/20, which took it down to $49. Seems like they realize Google isn't following through and are making up for lost time in gouging us.

And yeah, I agree about with some of the comments here. I worked with a company that interacted with some of their contractors, and it was apparently a total shit show. Their PMs didn't even understand basic provisioning and work had to be redone multiple times.

I just checked the apartments list and was pleased to see what we colloquially term around my neighborhood as "the Mexican apartments" (Wrenn Dr in Cary behind the post office) as getting Fiber. So hopefully it won't be too long before we can sign up.

A friend of mine in Morrisville got the door tag last month and just realized today she forgot to sign up--too late now!

[Edited on November 5, 2016 at 2:21 AM. Reason : ;]

11/5/2016 2:17:53 AM

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Awwwww yessss.

Had this now the past week+, it's every bit amazing.

11/9/2016 3:24:35 AM

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jelly

11/9/2016 9:52:11 AM

wahoowa
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Still havent received an install date (or even timeframe) in Morrisville.

11/9/2016 9:52:58 AM

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2 ms ping!

11/9/2016 10:48:02 AM

dtownral
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does google care about torrenting/downloading?

11/9/2016 11:16:54 AM

afripino
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Google's response: meh.

11/9/2016 11:59:24 AM

wahoowa
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Came home and found that the fiber terminal had been installed on the outside of my house. Looks like the home installation will be soon.

11/9/2016 10:09:59 PM

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^So how do you like the service?

12/9/2016 11:47:20 AM

Nighthawk
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They blocked access to TWW. CrazyCode runs too slow for Google Fiber.

12/9/2016 12:49:23 PM

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Currently accessing TWW via throttled 2G speeds and it's flying

12/9/2016 9:45:08 PM

colangus
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This shit is taking too long here in Charlotte. I live in Cotswold and we're not close to getting fiber.

12/12/2016 1:59:15 PM

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One of the guys I work with just got online today with GFBR in Morrisville and sent a screenshot of his speedtest to us.
Ping at 7.0ms. 934 Mbps Down, 944 Up.

Google - Come to Cary!

12/12/2016 2:17:17 PM

Arab13
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They put fiber down outside the house a few weeks ago.

12/17/2016 2:19:52 AM

ssclark
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so what's the news on this ? I live in michigan for now, but i'll be moving back ot the triangle in a few years. is Google still installing new services? or is it kinda "whats there now is what we're going with"

2/4/2017 8:18:25 PM

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^ AT&T fiber is reaching farther out. What part of town will you be moving to?

2/4/2017 11:48:35 PM

ibnuts
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^^Might be more widespread by then... They move very slowly. Even more so now since they've had a lot of cutbacks. AFAIK, only places wired so bar besides some MDUs are Brier Creek, Kitts Creek, parts of Breckinridge, and North Hills. So much for not favoring high income areas

2/6/2017 3:45:29 PM

ssclark
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oh fuck if I know... haha i haven't given it much thought since im still 3-4 years out from when we can move back.


I just didnt know if they were still wiring new places (albeit slowly) or if they were halting wiring and I needed to look in zillow adds for Google fiber accessible lol

2/6/2017 4:26:33 PM

wdprice3
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^you are more likely to find AT&T fiber. google is pretty much done expanding

2/7/2017 8:10:58 AM

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^I think they are still going to build out in the previously announced cities.

Otherwise they would pretty much say fuck off to Durham, Chapel Hill and Carrboro. They have built the fiber hut in Carrboro less than a mile from me but currently have not even built the hut in Chapel Hill. AFAIK nothing has been run from the Carrboro hut to neighborhoods, but I think the backhaul is being trenched now to connect the Carrboro and Chapel Hill huts to the outside world and then I am assuming they will begin running fiber to neighborhoods and apartments.

ETA on actually getting any live connections around here? Who the hell knows. Probably years.

2/7/2017 9:52:17 AM

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no longer expanding != not finishing their current projects

2/7/2017 11:28:35 AM

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^I took that as the places that were on the list for future rollouts were SOL and almost all were promptly removed from the website. I figured places that had infrastructure in place were going to be rolled out although maybe on a slower timeline.

2/7/2017 3:06:54 PM

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Google just ran an ad on WRAL saying "Chapel Hill, are you ready for high speed internet?" They haven't even built the fiber hut for Chapel Hill, so I think its safe to say they are still going to be rolling out fiber even if they haven't already built the infrastructure. I don't even think they have laid any fiber in neighborhoods over here yet.

2/8/2017 7:08:55 AM

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I really dislike that commercial. It's just pandering.

2/8/2017 8:08:58 AM

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^Yea it is kind of bullshit. We know Google Fiber is "in the area" so don't fucking advertise for a specific location when they haven't even built the backend to support it, let alone fiber to the neighborhoods and starting to bury line to houses.

Realistically it will probably be another two years before they start connecting Chapel Hill. I am hopeful Carrboro will be in a year since we have had the hut up for 3-4 months now and I am a short distance away.

2/8/2017 8:42:30 AM

ssclark
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is there any specifics on exactly where? durham chapel hill etc are large places. That's kinda what I'm getting at.

I know it's "coming to the triangle" but is it going to reach Bahama eventually ? or just downtown

2/8/2017 12:38:45 PM

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They are digging up a bunch of shit in front of my house. I was hoping it was a Google contractor but I saw an ATT van down there.

2/8/2017 12:53:19 PM

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^^I think its supposed to be basically the city limits of all of these cities:

Raleigh
Durham
Morrisville
Carrboro
Cary
Chapel Hill
Garner

2/8/2017 1:59:26 PM

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Quote :
"^Yea it is kind of bullshit. We know Google Fiber is "in the area" so don't fucking advertise for a specific location when they haven't even built the backend to support it, let alone fiber to the neighborhoods and starting to bury line to houses.

Realistically it will probably be another two years before they start connecting Chapel Hill. I am hopeful Carrboro will be in a year since we have had the hut up for 3-4 months now and I am a short distance away."


Probably looking that far down to give people time to get out of contracts, research what Fiber is, talk to friends in surrounding areas that have it, test it with them, etc.

2/8/2017 4:01:23 PM

ssclark
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yah ... according to the stuff i got about north hills, you can only sign up for it during your "neighborhoods" roll out ... so hopefully they're just trying to get people thinking about fiber cause they get 1 shot to sign up ...


Or so says google.

2/8/2017 6:40:02 PM

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^It's true. A friend is in Breckenridge and forgot to sign up before the deadline. She called and they said she's SOL. They probably won't return until everywhere else has at least gotten its first shot.

So anyone who is thinking of selling their house down the line, be sure to sign up, as it may help resale value. I'm considering moving to Morrisville and availability of Fiber will be in my top 3-4 requirements.

2/15/2017 4:01:28 PM

JT3bucky
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Still can't figure out why South Raleigh/Garner area isn't getting it

2/15/2017 5:19:47 PM

colangus
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So with all this news about Google halting fiber installs for new cities, what's the chance the Google sells this piece of the biz to some large cable/satellite/telecom provider?

I'm a little bit wary of signing up w/ Google Fiber (TV and internet) only to have a shitty DVR and TV service.

2/15/2017 7:54:01 PM

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The new CEO is on the board of CenturyLink. Apparently they are being considered as a strong candidate to purchase Google Fiber in NC at least if Google were to put it up for sale.

[Edited on February 16, 2017 at 6:52 AM. Reason : ]

2/16/2017 6:52:44 AM

afripino
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sell it before you even really start it. this rollout's been a clusterfuck the whole way.

2/16/2017 11:58:51 AM

Talage
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"Still can't figure out why South Raleigh/Garner area isn't getting it"

Economics.

http://www.city-data.com/income/income-Raleigh-North-Carolina.html

2/17/2017 7:55:25 AM

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I've had it installed for 1.5 weeks so far with their TV package. They run the fiber into the house and convert it to ethernet to run to the network box. The TV boxes can be hooked up either with ethernet or coax. They only use 100 Mbs ethernet connections which is annoying, but my coax is running at 640Mbs. The TV boxes can act as wireless access points as well. The picture quality appears to be much better than Dish so far.

3/9/2017 2:18:35 PM

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Ive been pretty satisfied with the TV package as well. Boxes are snappy and search functions are pretty fast. Being an AP has really helped with Wi-fi coverage too. Getting 900/950 on my wired HTPC. The channel guide is pretty poorly laid out though so I had to build my own list of channels. So far so good.

3/9/2017 3:52:18 PM

KRUZNBY
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I really like the light feature on the remote. The remote itself is simple to use, but I find the buttons require a lot of travel to function. The one glaring omission for me is no picture-in-picture. I also wish they would let you watch your DVR content outside your network like I could do with Dish.

3/10/2017 12:56:15 PM

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"I've had it installed for 1.5 weeks so far with their TV package."


With DirectTV or uVerse?

3/12/2017 1:13:08 PM

KRUZNBY
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"With DirectTV or uVerse?"

Google Fiber TV

3/12/2017 7:56:37 PM

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^ my bad, i was thinking of AT&T

3/12/2017 8:43:44 PM

colangus
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Any Google Fiber TV reviews? How do you like it? Better than what you came from (pls include)?

3/13/2017 9:33:15 AM

wahoowa
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Comparing to TWC digital package

Pros of GTV:

Boxes are much faster with command response, guide scrolling, search, and DVR management.
Whole-house DVR and 8 simultaneous recordings are standard with GTV
GTV boxes are also wifi access points which improved coverage in my house (AC wifi standard too)
Guide can be customized to remove channels you dont watch or make your favorite channels first on the list
Picture is 1080p (upconverted I think but not sure on this) so quality of the picture is much better (including colors)
Netflix is installed on the GTV box so you can access without having to change TV inputs
Remote lights up automatically when moved and connection is bluetooth so line-of-sight isnt necessary

Cons:

Lesser number of channels than TWC digital package (no major losses based on my viewing)
No music channels
Remote can only control box and TV (not universal like TWC remote)
No clock on the box (stupid I know but that was the easiest way for me to know the time)

3/13/2017 10:15:33 AM

KRUZNBY
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Quote :
"Pros of GTV:

Boxes are much faster with command response, guide scrolling, search, and DVR management.
Whole-house DVR and 8 simultaneous recordings are standard with GTV
GTV boxes are also wifi access points which improved coverage in my house (AC wifi standard too)
Guide can be customized to remove channels you dont watch or make your favorite channels first on the list
Picture is 1080p (upconverted I think but not sure on this) so quality of the picture is much better (including colors)
Netflix is installed on the GTV box so you can access without having to change TV inputs
Remote lights up automatically when moved and connection is bluetooth so line-of-sight isnt necessary

Cons:

Lesser number of channels than TWC digital package (no major losses based on my viewing)
No music channels
Remote can only control box and TV (not universal like TWC remote)
No clock on the box (stupid I know but that was the easiest way for me to know the time)"


I agree with all of these. I'll add my own. This would be compared to one of Dish's cheap packages.

Pros:
-Lots of channels.
-Chromecast is integrated into TV boxes, so finally you can use chromecast over a wired connection.
-DVR can be set to only record reruns that you have not already watched.

Cons:
-No picture-in-picture
-No ability to view DVR content outside of your own network. Within network only certain content is viewable.
-Can't simultaneously output multiple video ports like composite and HDMI. I used to be able to mirror one of my TV boxes in a guest bedroom
-No gigabit ethernet connection on TV boxes
-Remote is a bit too simple without many buttons.
-On Demand content is weaker compared to Dish
-Only 4 apps: Netflix, Vudu, YouTube, Weather. WatchESPN would be a great addition.
-I miss having a physical light on the box that indicates something is being recorded.
-No AutoHop and no Primetime Anytime Dish features.
-No ability to delete etc. multiple recordings. You have to do them one at a time.

3/13/2017 7:40:02 PM

Str8BacardiL
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Why does Google Fiber run facebook ads in areas they do not have service?

3/27/2017 9:20:26 PM

phishbfm
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There's nowhere that lists the neighborhood rollouts, right? I'm downtown/5pts and been holding onto TWC waiting for it to come....well, spectrum is about to jack the prices I feel and I don't want to jump to ATT if GFBR will be rolling out soon...

4/12/2017 6:29:40 PM

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They told me I would have it in February, I don't trust any maps or schedules

4/12/2017 9:21:15 PM

moron
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http://dl.getipaddr.net

If you have fiber and a *nix based OS, what speeds you seeing there? on ATT Gigabit the faster server i got was about 80MB/s

4/12/2017 11:19:54 PM

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