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  1. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    #1 -   Mar 2, 2010

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  2. Arkayne

    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

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    I don't know much about it but I just nominated my community to get it. Think of the pr0n!!
     
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    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    I don't know what you're going to be able to do with all that speed. I have 100 Mb connection and even with everything connected (TV streaming HD, both computers d/loading vids, kids DS/PSP on) it's still blazing fast. 1 Gb would be like having a 12" knob and wanting a 14" one.
     
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    Google is trying to prove to other providers that super fast internet is affordable to deploy. They are pushing for it, and I suppose this is a way for them to push everyone forward. Which probably means they also have ideas for some sort of high bandwidth service or app (Chrome OS anyone?) that they would feel more comfortable launching if they had the back end to support it.
     
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    Duluth MN is trying to get it.

    I grew up around there, otherwise I wouldn't know much about it.
     
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  6. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    you are still in Asia i presume? American has some of the slowest internets for major industrialized countries. no one here has 100mb connections and even if we did, the connection would be no where near 100mb



    plus itll be a open source network unlike Fios which isnt (if i recall correctly)
     
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    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    I had a 100mbit connection when I was in college (on campus obv). OMG it ruled. We'd get 10mbps transfers on campus, streaming services loaded basically instantaneously. Being back on cable now BLOWS.
     
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  8. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    yeah we had the same at our school too. downloading movies took no time at all and gaming was awesome with ZERO lag. unfortunately, T1 or T3 is stupid money for a normal consumer and still dont get to 100mb/s and obviously no where near 1gb/s like this google fiber optic line
     
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    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    our campus was on dual OC3's. :drool:
     
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    binary visions The voice of reason

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    A T1 line is only 1.54 Mbps anyway. Even a T3 is only, what, something like 50 Mbps.

    Fiber is where it's at. The cable provider in the last city I worked at would pull a 20 Mbps symmetrical fiber connection to businesses for something like $1100/month. That was one fiber strand, and the pipe they pulled into the building had, I think, 7 or 8 strands in it.

    That's a lot of money, of course, but it was the same price as a T1 which is 1/15th the speed.
     
  11. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    i wonder how fast Fios can boost their speeds to on their fiber optic lines.

    i remember looking into prices for T1 or T3 at the retail store i managed and it was crazy. its good to see Google taking steps to test their system out by setting up the system for a few lucky towns. my hometown is trying to get in on it
     
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    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    This is with everything except the laptop turned off.

    This is with everything else connected to the internet turned on

    100mb connection has plenty of oomph, why 1Gb? I don't understand it. However I do hope you blokes get it as I'm all dressed up with nowhere to go here as most of the content I want to access is from the English speaking countries and, well, you've all still got little cocks.
     
  13. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    You just need to get on the Internet2, its been around for a long time.

    Right now you can do 10 Gbps and soon it will do 100 Gbps:

    http://www.internet2.edu/network/
     
  14. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    im embarrassed to show what i get here with Comcast in PA, even with their "top package"...:(
     
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    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Because (IMO) even though it is overkill now, it won't be in the not too distant futire. More info and content are going to be delivered via internet as time passes. My guess is that file sizes will increase too.

    And anytime my pr0n is being deliverd to me faster I say :thumb:
     
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    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    Yeah I can understand their thinking in an "if it's worth doing, it's worth over-doing kind of way". 1Gb connections are available in Japan, although not where I am. As I understand the uptake is low as most people think it's overkill for the price. I'm still waiting for the content boom where I am, the infrastructure boom has come and gone.
     
  17. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    Kansas City, KS has been chosen
    http://money.cnn.com/2011/03/30/technology/google_kansas_city/index.htm?section=money_latest
     
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    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    Faster baby faster
     
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    syadasti i heart mac

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    Fast too:

     
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    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    Got a latency error when I tried the same server as you used.

    Not bad though, certainly enough to do pretty much anything you want.
    Speedtest thinks I'm somewhere in Russia though so I don't know what I should make of that.
     
  21. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Here just Go here and Sign up.

    http://www.google.com/tisp/

    I have a septic tank so it won't work for me , but I already have fibre with FiOS
     
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    Google has been firing on all cylinders with their April Fools day stuff.
     
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    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    Now I can d/load all those utoob videos of people sticking firecrackers up their arse even quicker!
     
  24. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    jebus thats fast.
     
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    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    Dunno why it was so slow this afternoon.
     
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    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    i think Comcast has been throttling me down :think:
     
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    binary visions The voice of reason

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    I wish I could pay for better upload speeds, but Road Runner has no option that's not an uber-expensive business plan.
     
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    FiOS (its probably the slowest of the FiOS because if they asked if I wanted faster I would have said no).


    Good enough for me. Never experienced a lag downloading. Sure it would be cool if pics and video uploaded faster but its not bad.
     
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  31. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    comcast has two faster options, 50/10 & 105/10, and but i cant see spending 2-3x more money for it...though it would be nice.
     
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    Field office connection
     
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    Campus connections kick a$$



    I will edit this post to add my home connection later.

    *edit*

    not bad for only paying for 20/4

     
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  34. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    looks like others are stepping up for much cheaper:
    http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/13/sonic-net-starts-trial-of-1gbps-fiber-to-the-home-internet-in-ca/
     
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    Sweet!!! I always knew that Comcast was just screwing me. But why would you ever need 1 Gbps to your house???
     
  36. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    the question is, why would you not want it?? super fast internet service will be the nail in the coffin of cd's, dvd's and games...
    their service is only a bit more then we are both paying for internet service but yet it's exponentially faster.
     
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    Because ATT says competitors increase the costs for consumers, so you wouldn't want this new 1 Gbps provider. Thanks for looking out for us dumb consumers ATT, who would have thought monopolies are the best option:rofl:

    http://news.consumerreports.org/ele...less-less-competition-means-lower-prices.html

     
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    The content providers need to remove their heads from their arses and get with the programme! When everybody has 25Mb/s upload speeds geo blocking will mean nothing. The stupid thing is I'm willing to, and do, pay but for the most part the content I'd like to have is either blocked or unavailable. In that case I have absolutely no ethical problem getting the content by any means necessary.
     
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    f**king 55 euro. F Germany's costs, but the lag aint too bad even on something like xbox live to players in the states.

    thats supposed to get me 14 D/L and 1.5 U/L.... Never seen it go above 10, ever.