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re: Slideshow: Google updates fiber offer
fbulk   2/21/2013 5:13:37 AM
How is a graph showing transit prices misleading? It's not stating that's what a service provider's total bandwidth costs are ... just what transit costs.

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re: Slideshow: Google updates fiber offer
DrQuine   2/21/2013 12:41:45 AM
Chattanooga TN is recognized for their 1 Gb/s Internet ... but apartment dwellers must have a landlord that hasn't already committed to a competing (slower) service. Internet speed is wonderful and sometimes reveals that our "slow computer" was actually a slow Internet. Other times, unfortunately, one discovers how slow the destination web site is running.

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re: Slideshow: Google updates fiber offer
Thomas_Fu   2/20/2013 1:22:42 AM
Internet bandwidth is the stumbling block to cloud computing. Now, Google is moving it.

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re: Slideshow: Google updates fiber offer
krisi   2/19/2013 4:00:31 PM
Do we really think Google is trying to get into a business of laying down the fiber? I don't think so. They probably want to show that having Gb/s Internet connection is cool. Personally I am not sure why would I need so much data so quickly. My eyes and ears are barely processing all the bits around me already...Kris

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re: Slideshow: Google updates fiber offer
enf13   2/18/2013 6:32:07 PM
Quoting IP transit prices (1$/mbit) is misleading. Huge companies like Google, OVH, Leaseweb heavily rely on public and private (point to point) peering. Public peering bandwidth is less than 0.1eur/mbit (100G ports @ AMS-IX, DE-CIX 2013)

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