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CenturyLink gets gigabit fever ... in Omaha

CenturyLink gets gigabit fever ... in Omaha | Fiber to the home | Scoop.it
Guess who’s getting a gigabit network now? Residents of Omaha, Neb. woke this morning to news they are getting a fiber-to-the-home network. From CenturyLink.
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In Florida, Bartow Looks to Build Community Owned Fiber Network | community broadband networks

In Florida, Bartow Looks to Build Community Owned Fiber Network | community broadband networks | Fiber to the home | Scoop.it

Bartow, Florida, located in Polk County near the center of the state, is considering a FTTH network for the community's 17,000 residents. At a recent City Commission meeting, members decided to put city administrators on task and develop a plan to eventually offer triple play services to residents.

 

Suzie Schottelkotte reported on the initiative for The Ledger.com, quoting Mayor Leo Longworth, who commented, "I think the residents are ready for it and it's something that's needed."

 

The City has an existing 100 mile fiber network and offers connections to some local businesses. Government and schools also use the network. At the meeting, city commissioners heard from a fiber optic consulting firm that estimated an expansion to households at $3.3 million for capital costs and $2.5 million to run the network during the startup years until the network breaks even. 

 

Comcast now serves the community through its cable television franchise agreement and is a source of constituent discontent:

 

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Google reveals first expansion of speedy Google Fiber service

Google reveals first expansion of speedy Google Fiber service | Fiber to the home | Scoop.it
Residents of the Kansas City suburb of Olathe, Kan., will soon be getting access to the Web giant's high-speed Internet service. Read this article by Steven Musil on CNET News.
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CenturyLink Launches Prism TV in Southwest Florida

CenturyLink is changing the way Southwest Floridians watch television with the launch of CenturyLink™ Prism™ TV, an alternative to cable and satellite.
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CenturyLink Updates IPTV Middleware

CenturyLink Updates IPTV Middleware | Fiber to the home | Scoop.it
CenturyLink Prism TV offers new features and functionality through Microsoft Mediaroom TV technology.
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Google Fiber app reaches all Android 4.2 devices

Google Fiber app reaches all Android 4.2 devices | Fiber to the home | Scoop.it
If you're one of the precious few to have access to Google Fiber, you may have been disappointed by the need to use its companion app on a Nexus 7 -- a
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Google Fiber TV gets its first 3D channels: 3net included with plan and ESPN3D for an extra $5 per month

Google Fiber TV gets its first 3D channels: 3net included with plan and ESPN3D for an extra $5 per month | Fiber to the home | Scoop.it
Google on Thursday announced Fiber TV has received its first 3D channels: 3net and ESPN3D. The rollout has already begun; existing customers can find 3net on channel 338, and they can ...
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Must owner pay for HOA's cable?

Must owner pay for HOA's cable? | Fiber to the home | Scoop.it
Q:I enjoy your column — always interesting and professional. Here is my problem:
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Likely pressured by Google Fiber, Time Warner ups speeds, slashes rates | Digital Trends

Likely pressured by Google Fiber, Time Warner ups speeds, slashes rates | Digital Trends | Fiber to the home | Scoop.it
As competition escalates between Google Fiber and Internet service providers in the Kansas City area, consumers will definitely benefit with faster download speeds and cheaper monthly bills.
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Keeping the Internet Competitive > Publications > National Affairs

Keeping the Internet Competitive > Publications > National Affairs | Fiber to the home | Scoop.it
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Google Fiber network speeds ahead of competitors

Google Fiber network speeds ahead of competitors | Fiber to the home | Scoop.it
Google's Fiber network advertises a top range of one gigabit per second download speed, more than three times the speed of its closest competitor, Verizon, at 300 megabits per second.
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Provo council approves Google Fiber sale

Provo council approves Google Fiber sale | Fiber to the home | Scoop.it
PROVO, Utah - Google's high-speed Internet network Google Fiber could be connecting residents in Provo by the end of 2013. The Provo Municipal Council unanimously voted Tuesday in favor of selling ...
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Google and the City of Austin are hosting a shindig. Could Austin be getting a gigabit network?

Google and the City of Austin are hosting a shindig. Could Austin be getting a gigabit network? | Fiber to the home | Scoop.it
Google and the City of Austin are planning an event next Tuesday to show business leaders, “something new” that’s coming to the city. Could it be a Google Fiber gigabit network?
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Google Fiber Not Committing to Broadband Market Yet, Slowly Pushing Industry Disruption | SiliconANGLE

Google Fiber Not Committing to Broadband Market Yet, Slowly Pushing Industry Disruption | SiliconANGLE | Fiber to the home | Scoop.it
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Getting to a gigabit. How Sonic.net will take on caps, residents and AT&T in San Francisco

Getting to a gigabit. How Sonic.net will take on caps, residents and AT&T in San Francisco | Fiber to the home | Scoop.it
San Francisco is slated to get a gigabit fiber network in the coming five years, with the construction on the network to begin next year if Sonic.net gets the permits it needs to begin the build out. But those permits are far from certain.
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Time Warner Boosts My Speed, Cuts My Bill: I Just Happen To Live Near Google Fiber – Consumerist

Time Warner Boosts My Speed, Cuts My Bill: I Just Happen To Live Near Google Fiber – Consumerist | Fiber to the home | Scoop.it
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Comcast to prepare for cable TV competition in Collier County

Comcast to prepare for cable TV competition in Collier County | Fiber to the home | Scoop.it
Comcast does not have a monopoly on cable TV service in Southwest Florida anymore, Collier County officials reported Tuesday morning.
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Internet Evolution - David Strom - Google Fiber's Kansas City Blues

Internet Evolution - David Strom - Google Fiber's Kansas City Blues | Fiber to the home | Scoop.it
Google Fiber brought a lot to Kansas City. But it could learn some lessons from Chattanooga.
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Time Warner Cable says there's no consumer demand for gigabit internet

Time Warner Cable says there's no consumer demand for gigabit internet | Fiber to the home | Scoop.it
Speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology Conference moments ago, Time Warner Cable's Chief Financial Officer Irene Esteves seemed dismissive of the impact Google Fiber is having on consumers....
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Time Warner Boosts My Speed, Cuts My Bill: I Just Happen To Live Near Google Fiber – The Consumerist

Time Warner Boosts My Speed, Cuts My Bill: I Just Happen To Live Near Google Fiber – The Consumerist | Fiber to the home | Scoop.it
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MediaPost Publications TV Still Tops, But Multiscreen Viewing Commonplace 01/29/2013

MediaPost Publications TV Still Tops, But Multiscreen Viewing Commonplace 01/29/2013 | Fiber to the home | Scoop.it
TV Still Tops, But Multiscreen Viewing Commonplace - 01/29/2013
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Google Fiber provides faster Internet and, cities hope, business growth

Google Fiber provides faster Internet and, cities hope, business growth | Fiber to the home | Scoop.it
Kansas City hopes to attract entrepreneurs as Google adds 1-gigabit-per-second Internet.
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