Here's my review of Google Fiber as I have been a customer for a year and a half. This is what it's like from my laptop with a highly stripped down operating system (Gentoo Linux.) Downloading a video from YouTube is full speed. Torrents are what your computer's CPU cores can handle. Gigabit speeds if your CPU buss can handle it as original Network Box I have has no problems handling anything I throw at it. Ping time to google.com
is 1.3mS (human reaction time is well over 100mS...) Google has offered to replace my box with an upgraded version that has more features, but I am happy with this as it does the job quite well.
The worldwide network peering has been excellent 24/7/365 every day, except for the first month when my tree dropped a large branch and severed the fiber. Minutes after I sent Google technical support an email, a supervisor and lineman were in my back yard running a new fiber and stated "we will take care of you." No charge. That's customer service.
I have enjoyed Google since they were a table stacked with servers at Stanford and am still amazed at the new things they offer. Google is also hosting my DNS domains of the servers on my fiber for $12 a year. The web interface for this DNS service, is of course excellent and full featured with wildcards. The monthly service for the fiber is exactly $70.00 a month and not one penny more. Routers and other devices can be stacked onto the network as needed. It's like being connected directly to the power company's distribution transformers. If you want gigawatts, Google delivers.
This has been quite a change since I was an #AT
&T and #TWC
customer. Those were dark days as they throttled YouTube, Netflix, and other connections to the point of being unusable. Google Fiber has been a first class experience. Highly recommend. I don't know why Google picked #kansascity
as the first city, but I'm glad they did! #googlefiber