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5 More Google Fiberhoods Coming To Kansas City 80

skade88 writes "If you live in KC, Google is doing their part to make sure you get your daily fiber. They are launching their gigabit home internet service in five new areas in KC. From the article: '"In 2013, we're going to hit the ground running, finishing installations in Dub's Dread, and then quickly moving on to five more fiberhoods," the company wrote, using its invented term for zones where Google Fiber will be deployed. "Based on pre-registration results, the next fiberhoods on the list are Piper Schools, Delaware Ridge, Painted Hills, Open Door, and Arrowhead. And we have some more good news for folks in some of these areas—we've extended a few fiberhood boundaries slightly, so that more people can get Google Fiber. You can see the new boundaries below and on our website, where you can check to see if your home is now eligible."'"
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5 More Google Fiberhoods Coming To Kansas City

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 17, 2012 @06:46PM (#42319093)

    Google is great and all, but I wouldn't be so quick to subscribe to their fiber service.

    If you run all of your internet traffic through Google then they have the ability to mine every last ounce of data from your activity. While other ISPs might have access to the same type of data already, Google is the only one that has a business model based on targeted advertising. Google wants to know everything about you in order to sell advertisements. Other ISPs do not. If you care about privacy at all, Google seems like a bad ISP to use.

  • by ctime ( 755868 ) on Monday December 17, 2012 @07:59PM (#42319905)
    Is it any indication of how bad regulation and costs are that this sort of thing isn't a reality yet in SV, despite it being most densely populated area of nerds in the country?

    Does anyone know of any other "official" reason why even Verizon FIOS isn't in santa clara valley? It just amazes me how shitty communication bandwidth is (wireless and otherwise) in the valley compared to podunk idaho or kansas city. What in the world is going on here?

Can anyone remember when the times were not hard, and money not scarce?