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Old 02-15-2016, 04:53 PM
 
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It will never happen. Verizon has repeatedly scaled back Fios deployment plans. $1 of capital invested in their wireless network generates far more profit than $1 of capital invested in Fios. Many people in the telecom industry doubted from the beginning that Fios made any financial sense, and to some extent the critics have been proved right.
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Old 02-16-2016, 11:48 AM
 
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Google Fiber's Triangle footprint slowly taking root

Google Fiber's Triangle footprint slowly taking root :: The Skinny at WRAL TechWire
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Old 02-16-2016, 02:17 PM
 
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Personal peeve:

People complaining about the public housing effort. You don't like that they're providing the service to low income folks? Too bad. How people can be so jealous of low income residents for receiving service that will improve their lives and the community as a whole is just beyond me.
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Old 02-16-2016, 03:06 PM
 
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Personal peeve:

People complaining about the public housing effort. You don't like that they're providing the service to low income folks? Too bad. How people can be so jealous of low income residents for receiving service that will improve their lives and the community as a whole is just beyond me.
Yeah, that annoys me, too.

Then, I realize that some folks are about a paycheck away from being able to qualify for public housing, but they have to pay the same for Google Fiber as I do and it does help me understand why they feel like they do, even if I don't agree with them.
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Old 02-17-2016, 02:42 PM
 
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Truth. Connectivity is a huge game changer for education and upward mobility. You would hope an area flourishing from technology would be in tune with this, but I guess that's ambitious.

I for one, am excited about the opportunity and future innovation the fiber movement will bring to the triangle.
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Old 02-17-2016, 03:24 PM
 
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Truth. Connectivity is a huge game changer for education and upward mobility. You would hope an area flourishing from technology would be in tune with this, but I guess that's ambitious.

I for one, am excited about the opportunity and future innovation the fiber movement will bring to the triangle.
I think this is why you see the more manipulative "leaders" trying to keep advancements like that away from poorer areas. Attempts to keep people uneducated.
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Old 02-17-2016, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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So, people are honestly mad about the fiber to low income areas thing? I mean they realize that Google is a private company and can do what they want right? And do they realize we've all been paying for some extent for the old school phone companies to do something similar for decades right? And that at least until recently, they would give anyone free service if they paid up front right?
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Old 03-03-2016, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Default Google Fiber car sighted in Cameron Park area

Out walking, my wife saw a Google Fiber car in the Cameron Park neighborhood, near central Raleigh. No cable laying trucks yet, however.

- Phil
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Old 03-04-2016, 06:52 AM
 
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Minor correction, Google is certainly not a private company, their leadership answers to their BoD, they all collectively as an organization answer to their shareholders. Just clarifying so no one is confused.

Funny, I clicked this thread and thought "is this ever gonna happen or what?" and the first post of the page starts with "this is never gonna happen" ha!
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Old 03-04-2016, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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Minor correction, Google is certainly not a private company, their leadership answers to their BoD, they all collectively as an organization answer to their shareholders. Just clarifying so no one is confused.

Funny, I clicked this thread and thought "is this ever gonna happen or what?" and the first post of the page starts with "this is never gonna happen" ha!
True enough. But from what little I saw, it's not the shareholders complaining, it's random people like this is tax money.
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