Even as someone who doesn't live in the US, this excites me a LOT. The faster and more effective the rollout, the faster the rest of the country's ISPs and world in general will get to delivering Internet worth being proud of.
Anyone know someone at Google by chance. I would love to be a part of that opportunity as a contractor.
Glaringly absent is any place in the Northeast corridor between Boston and Washington D.C. There are a lot of potential subscribers there but a lot of very old infrastucture.
As I told some supervisors at ATT (I worked for them last year) if they do not stop there solo concentration on cellular and start throwing fiber on all of the land they own and replacing the copper there going to lose their empire.
It may not be today or tomorrow but 10 years from the day Google started laying fiber, Comcast/Verizon and GOOGLE are going to own the country like they (AT&T) does now. I would flip off my Comcast and switch to GOOGLE fiber today and know almost everyone in my neighborhood would as well.
Then you get to AT&T's high speed internet the only reason I would have it in my home is if I had absolutely no option. I did have it for about a week and a half told my neighbor it was a good deal he is the next in succession on the copper wire from the fiber on the main street my internet lost 30-40% throughput the day he had it installed I cancelled about 2 days later when they could not work it out. Straight fiber has none of those bandwidth issues and ability wise beats Coaxial easily as well.
True but migration to an all fiber solution is no cheap task. Biggest cost being transceivers especially in last mile environments where ultra long haul fiber transceivers are required. Sure GPON helps to reduce the infrastructure costs but to role this out to 10's of thousands of end users can get quite pricey.
Of course there's always the saying you got to spend money to make money!