Their current TV boxes look like they only connect via coax or cat5/6, so unless they're rolling out a new box, it won't be wireless. That means more coax runs in and around your house, unless you let them use the existing ones.
SIAP there is a Google fiber billboard next to the central market by Ben White.
HBO is not a problem anymore.
Starting today, our Google Fiber TV customers will be able to add on our new HBO package to their plan for $20/month (plus tax). The plan will include HBO, HBO2, HBO Signature, HBO Family, HBO Latino, HBO Comedy, and HBO Zone.
And, for those of you who are holding out for Cinemax, today is your lucky day, too — you can add our brand new Cinemax package for $10/month (plus tax), and get eight new channels, including Max, MoreMax, ActionMax, ThrillerMax, WMax, @Max, 5-StarMax, and OuterMax.
How does $140/month for internet + TV w/ HBO compare to today's current internet + TV options?
Wondering if should call tw and screw with them now or if that is getting ahead of things. Anybody called lately for a rate reduction and dropped google on them.
I've been thinking about timing of my announcement to TWC that I'm in the market for a new provider named Google myself. Wonder if they'll do anything now or if it has to wait.
I think a concerted Shaggy effort might be the thing to do here. Everybody call in on the same day and cancel.
Used to be you could call and complain to get the same deal a new customer would get. They've stopped that tho, our at least stopped it if you have no alternative in your area
This is huge - it appears they have their process down and are starting to make a press on the telcos/ISPs. Since they are doing the building out with contractors they could ramp up deployments quite a bit.
And of course TWC stock dropped again.
Edit: Helps that in this case, they are acquiring Provo's municipal fiber network.
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Hell, they could have done what Google did too - just use what is already there. Lame. $#@! all these companies.
Hmm Provo is probably going to beat us to it. Hopefully that increases the demand here.
Time Warner Cable said Wednesday it has begun rolling out a free citywide Wi-Fi network for its customers in Austin.
The network is offering some free hotspots now, and hundreds more will be added across the city this year, the company said. The network is free to Time Warner Cable customers with standard Internet service or above, as well as to Time Warner Cable Business Class Internet customers.
The company will offer some free trial and prepaid access options for non-subscribers, said Time Warner Cable spokeswoman Melissa Sorola.It's not a bad idea, not a bad idea at all, but it still isn't Gigabit, which TWC is so desperately avoiding.The announcement comes just weeks after Google Inc. said it planned to bring its Google Fiber high-speed Internet network to Austin, and Time Warner Cable executives said that played a role in the company moving forward with its Austin Wi-Fi network.
“We’ve been rolling out our free Wi-Fi network across our footprint for some time now, as part of our larger strategy to offer significantly more value to our Internet subscribers. Austin was in the game plan for 2013. But Google’s recent announcement encouraged us to deploy our network more aggressively now,” Jeff Simmermon, Time Warner Cable’s director of digital communications, wrote on the company’s blog Wednesday.
Really am thinking that the content providing side, aka the Cable TV side, is angry/frustrated with high speed internet chipping away at their offerings, and yet they have to do something, otherwise they will lose customers to Google
And I'm surprised they weren't able to stop Google through legislative means.
Even if TWC came out with a gigabit service, I'd still go with Google. $#@! them in their stupid asses.
Talked to a rep at an at&t store today and he said that at&t will role out a gig network to compete with Google before Google hits Austin. He said price point will be competitive as well. We'll see.
competitively priced at&t gig internets...hahahahaha...tell it again. gottdammit, now get your ass to home plate, ben.
ok, even if at&t did offer this service it would be tied to a 10 year contract with monthly 1 GB usage caps. gotta make sure the "good" users aren't impacted by leechers.
So the people in charge of the Austin area for Time Warner and AT&T are probably $#@!ting themselves just a tiny bit more.
Google added another KC suburb this week, after they voted to allow Google in. That's like 3-4 suburbs now.
Those of you in Round Rock, Cedar Park, Georgetown, etc. may have a shot, assuming your elected city officials vote in favor of allowing Google in.
Those are the kind of speeds where you point that speedtest out to uverse and tell them you're gone unless they fix that $#@!. Dialup is not much slower than that and can be had for less than $5 a month.
Haha. I told you they were going to run it to the new $200 million hobo faphouse downtown first (library).
Keep Austin Insane.
I'm paying for the fastest internet they offer as well. Called and bitched earlier and they're sending someone out tomorrow. They say it's probably on my end and if it is that they charge $99 to fix any wiring issues...
What's the latest with Google fiber? I can't wait to tell Time Warner to $#@! themselves!
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