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 Post subject: Google Fiber - Anybody?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:27 pm 
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I signed up for Google Fiber a few weeks back. They installed the fiber boxes along my house last year-- imagine it will be active before the end of the year. Question is-- has anybody else made that switch? Do latency/ping response get better or worse?

At this point I am unsure if I will "unsign" myself from getting it or not. I currently have Time Warner's 300/20 service and actually get around 340 MBps down anytime I run a speed test. I dont really need faster internet and only pay $29/month for what I have. I just dont want to give up the sign-up then be stuck without fiber as they dont typically come back into areas once that sign up window has ended.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Fiber - Anybody?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:38 pm 
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Fiber is just too cool to NOT have. I can't imagine that it will be worse, and if it is, TW will take you back.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Fiber - Anybody?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:44 am 
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hmm.. tough one, how much is the fiber?

and I dont think you will get any television programs with that right? not as much as what TW offers anyway, and keeping both isnt an option because of the price and seems pointless at this point in time

I think having fiber right now is only relevant if you want to watch streams in 4k maybe, I know youtube offers a few.... but even with a standard connection you can view 4k... I tried, but it just puts my computer in overdrive lol.... so it still works, at least with my connection which isnt great at all..lol

I think you could have it just set up and activate/ pay later? As for quake/ ping, Im not sure it would matter, most are avg in skill at best on shmack.. but maybe you want to compete in tough dm matches at dmtx? lol, then yes it would be useful there but if you only play at shmack, I would think not lol

Or maybe if you play other online games heavily that are all the way across the US, then you would benefit from the ping decrease for sure..... ping would probably be less, unless there is a hickup some where, or what if you dont like it (have weird un-explainable lag - which could happen with any connection) .... can you have fiber technicians come/ help you with your connection as would TW can? or get good support for your problems? just some stuff to ponder.. lol

Can you call up google fiber, and ask all this maybe?

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 Post subject: Re: Google Fiber - Anybody?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:02 am 
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Google Fiber offers TV service too.

https://fiber.google.com/about/#tv-intro-wrapper

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:11 am 
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Just got it installed last night. My ping to the server went from 62ms-68ms to 15ms-30ms! I dont play many other games but imagine my ping will drastically improve there as well!

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