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Dawson Fiberhood
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Well, here we are 10 months later. We DID NOT get Google Fiber first in our town, so phooey on Google! This blog is going to carry on as a journal of our experience with GF once we finally have it. Lots of folks in surrounding neighborhoods have sharp words...

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Google Posts Fiber Jobs Across USA
Perhaps a clue to what is to come; Google Fiber posts job openings in each of the cities previously listed as being potential Fiberhood cities. Be their next " City
Manager ", " Community
Impact Manager " and " Plant
Manager " in Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashvil...

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The Time is NOW!
Today, Google began accepting $10 deposits. Google has divided Dawson Neighborhood into 5 separate regions, and each needs to make their goal for fiber installations to begin there. If Google does not have enough deposits by the deadline (June 4), then some...

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Google released it's prices for Austin, TX today and they are in-line with what we've been expecting! Basic Internet will cost a one-time fee of $300 (+T&F), prorated over a 12-month period. Download speed will be 5Mbps, but upload speed will be only 1Mbps....

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Google Fiber Launches! South Side gets Gigabits in December!
Our long national crisis is nearly over... for South Austin at least! Austin's own Stacey Higginbotham attended a meeting held at Google's Austin office to educate the local press. Details divulged were in line with what we have been expecting: https://giga...

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Actual construction spotted nearby!
One of our own neighbors spoke with a construction crew located at South 1st at South Center St, who confirmed that they were installing the delicious Google Fiber! In fact, they said that most of the utility (linework?) work in the area was for Google Fibe...

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Google's Cable-Route Permits
By my reckoning, Google Gigabit Fiber may be running a bit behind now. We were told it would be available "in early 2014", and here it is, 1/4 of the way through the year already. But the good news is that there is measurable progress to show! A local Reddi...

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Google Rumor: Wireless with your Fiber?
TheInformation.com and Engadget are raising the rumor that Google approached Verizon January, 2014 about carrying Google branded mobile phone service over it's network. Neither company responded to questions, but if such a partnership didn't occur, Google c...

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Austin Google Fiber support to be outsourced to teleNetwork
It is with heavy heart that I've noticed teleNetwork advertising on Craig's List for staff "in support of Google Fiber".  https://austin.craigslist.org/csr/4386295465.html This news is not thrilling to me or a number of my friends who have worked there. The...
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