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kq4ym
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kq4ym,
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1/28/2016 | 6:00:55 PM
Re: Gigabit deployment.
It will be interesting to see if Google stays in the large city market and gets the most subscribers while AT&T plays the get the most market card, and ends up with less customers than Google but maybe is skimming the most profitable customer lineup.
MikeP688
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1/20/2016 | 2:18:57 AM
Re: Gigabit deployment.
I hope that in fact this is the case.   The giants are getting bigger by the hour and it is stifling innovation in a major way.    
MikeP688
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1/20/2016 | 2:17:56 AM
Re: Gigabit deployment.
I agree in that it is indeed for Price Only--the market is maturing and all they are doing now is to steal customers.      The only motivating factor that will retain customers is customer service--that's where the "value proposition" will play a profound role. 
brooks7
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1/19/2016 | 5:15:52 PM
Re: Gigabit deployment.
 

We did 50 Mb/s with Verizon on FiOS in 2006.  So, if they are pushing it...it is for price reasons.

And to apartment buildings.  You don't just get to wire them up.  They own their own conduit.  They often have a deal with the cable company for video that is exclusive - not in all cases but many cases.  Sometimes they even have their own dish.  That means that you have no way of getting to the apartments even if the residents want service.

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MikeP688
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1/19/2016 | 3:24:32 PM
Re: Gigabit deployment.
It is interesting how Verzion is touting its' 50 Mb /per second FIOS service--as AT&T has been gearing up big time--75 Mb  per second!!!    Interesting times indeed :))))
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1/19/2016 | 2:08:46 PM
Re: Gigabit deployment.
There's a half dozen or so huge markets that are either in active construction or negotiations for future deployment, so it has been interesting to watch Wall Street analysts the last few weeks realize that even if a fraction of these cities come online, we're talking about a pretty major impact by 2018 or so.
KBode
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1/19/2016 | 2:07:23 PM
Re: Gigabit deployment.
I think you'll see some ramp up in competition in markets where there's a broader focus on apartments, but by and large most of these companies are making it pretty clear their focus is on higher end development communities where competition already likely existed.
MikeP688
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1/19/2016 | 12:50:34 AM
Re: Gigabit deployment.
Just as an FYI in response to @Keebler comments, all indications I have seen is that the Google Expansion is slated to continue--Orange County California is on the horizon as it is slated to arrive in Irvine this year.     The battle lines are drawn-no question.
Keebler
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1/18/2016 | 2:31:20 PM
Re: Gigabit deployment.
Has it really been five years since that announcement? Hard to believe.

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/money/industries/telecom/2010-03-26-verizon-fios_N.htm

Officially, they did not rule out expansion later, but the odds are slim as they focus on wireless.

In any case, it doesn't rule out Google expanding into new cities. As I mentioned, construction is ongoing in the Atlanta area with a likely turn up of services this year. I've always been skeptical of Google fiber as a long term business and see it  as more of a way for them to incent new development in high speed access. After all, their core business is not the infrastructure, it's the stuff that rides on it. The more people that have access to high speed, the more they become integrated into those people's lives.
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1/18/2016 | 1:05:04 PM
Re: anybody know
ATT may talk a good game, but their follow through leave much room for SUSPICION and DOUBT!! Ask ANY fomer Bell South customer... ATT already plays like Verizon and talks about neighborhoods deployed, not amounts of customers which can subscribe to the service. They often like to describe homes & businesses passed.. but if any of these so-called homes & businsess called up to subscribe, they'd be out of luck.. because it just passes, not services.. when there is just fiber passing the geography, it means diddly squat! when an actual NODE can service the geography, that's REAL DEPLOYMENT! DUH!

Yes, Google is deploying quite slow and cherry picking some of the wrong cherries at that.. but still has yet to push others they are NOT overlapping to increase speeds faster..


Take the NYC marketplace.. it may be one of the last major metro markets to get gigabit internet-- symmetric or otherwise.. which is a damn shame! Not that its served by an ATT wireline, but you know the names well: Verizon, Time Warner, RCN, and Cablevision.

 
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