Google Fiber

Google FiberRemember how Time Warner Cable executives tried to claim that American consumers don’t actually want 1Gbps broadband connections? Well, InfoWorld’s Paul Venezia isn’t having any of it and says that ISPs who deny the challenge that Google Fiber represents are whistling past their own graveyards. In particular, Venezia says that he’s surprised that ISPs have kept insisting that ”customers don’t want gigabit Internet,” which he likens to “a lead paint salesman pooh-poohing latex paint because ‘customers don’t want their health.’” Venezia says that this sort of thinking is particularly daft because Google has surprised many observers by announcing plans to launch Google Fiber in three markets throughout the United States, which means that the service can’t be dismissed as “just a ‘test’ in Kansas City.”

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