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Re: Google Fiber coming to Irvine
« Reply #105 on: March 13, 2020, 08:53:32 AM »
Nevermind I cancelled the appointment as ATT failed to tell me that there is an extra $10/month for hardware.  Original rep lied about not having additional costs.  Also failed to mention that the price increases to $70 after the first year.   Don't like surprises so not going to try ATT.

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Re: Google Fiber coming to Irvine
« Reply #106 on: March 13, 2020, 11:17:02 AM »
Paying $55/month for Google fiber with 500 mbps download.  No contract (month to month) and they provide hardware.  ATT fiber said they offer $40/month for 1000 mbps download (twice as fast as Google).  Also no contract (month to month) and they provide hardware.  Anyone tried ATT fiber can comment how they like it compared to Google fiber?

ATT fiber has been good to me, speeds as advertised when wired up.  Both my wife and I work from home once or twice a week and cannot remember when we had an outage in the past 2+ years.

Except the last 2 days when many websites routed through AT&T in southern California came back unresponsive. Twitter, LinkedIn, etc etc.

Either way I still like AT&T Fiber versus the alternative for me. Plus I haggled them down to $40/month for gigabit. Probably an error though but it's been almost 8 months at that rate.

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Re: Google Fiber coming to Irvine
« Reply #107 on: March 18, 2020, 08:38:00 PM »
M any one know if google fiber is planning to expand to great park or Portola spring area?

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Re: Google Fiber coming to Irvine
« Reply #108 on: April 16, 2020, 05:45:10 PM »
Any Google Fiber customers on TI?

I just had it installed recently. Everything went smoothly on the install but I'm so far disappointed by the download speeds: ~mid 600 mbps. Upload around mid 800 range. Is this normal? What happened to gigabit or near gigabit speed? This is more of a theoretical problem since I currently use a WiFi-5 system (will upgrade to a WiFi-6 system soon) but still disappointing.

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Re: Google Fiber coming to Irvine
« Reply #109 on: April 16, 2020, 09:19:56 PM »
Any Google Fiber customers on TI?

I just had it installed recently. Everything went smoothly on the install but I'm so far disappointed by the download speeds: ~mid 600 mbps. Upload around mid 800 range. Is this normal? What happened to gigabit or near gigabit speed? This is more of a theoretical problem since I currently use a WiFi-5 system (will upgrade to a WiFi-6 system soon) but still disappointing.

What area are you? I have AT&T Fiber Giga and actually achieve near 1000 Mbps when hardwired into my switch.

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Re: Google Fiber coming to Irvine
« Reply #110 on: April 16, 2020, 09:40:26 PM »
Iacrenter, is that the bandwidth on wifi?

I would wait before upgrading to a wifi 6 routeur: https://www.reddit.com/r/hardware/comments/g0mc0l/the_wifi_alliance_is_issuing_wifi_6_certification/

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Re: Google Fiber coming to Irvine
« Reply #111 on: April 16, 2020, 11:08:41 PM »
Any Google Fiber customers on TI?

I just had it installed recently. Everything went smoothly on the install but I'm so far disappointed by the download speeds: ~mid 600 mbps. Upload around mid 800 range. Is this normal? What happened to gigabit or near gigabit speed? This is more of a theoretical problem since I currently use a WiFi-5 system (will upgrade to a WiFi-6 system soon) but still disappointing.

What area are you? I have AT&T Fiber Giga and actually achieve near 1000 Mbps when hardwired into my switch.

Okay my bad. I finally hardwired into the google fiber box and ran the speed tests again. Better results this time: Upload and Download ~ 875 mbps. Still not quite 1 gig but better.

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Re: Google Fiber coming to Irvine
« Reply #112 on: April 16, 2020, 11:23:37 PM »
Iacrenter, is that the bandwidth on wifi?

I would wait before upgrading to a wifi 6 routeur: https://www.reddit.com/r/hardware/comments/g0mc0l/the_wifi_alliance_is_issuing_wifi_6_certification/

That initial speed test was run through the google wifi app. I have a Google Wifi Mesh system. It was supposed to measure internet speed coming into the wifi router. I don’t think it was an accurate reflection of the speed compared to running the test via Ethernet.

The biggest bottle neck in the house is now my wifi. I only have a couple devices that support wifi 6 but plan to get more over time. I just feel like it would be a waste of my ISP speed if I don’t upgrade.

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Re: Google Fiber coming to Irvine
« Reply #113 on: April 17, 2020, 08:00:47 AM »
Realistically, how much bandwidth does each device need?

What's more important is how much total bandwidth can all your devices use at the same time.
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Re: Google Fiber coming to Irvine
« Reply #114 on: April 17, 2020, 10:33:47 AM »
Realistically, how much bandwidth does each device need?

What's more important is how much total bandwidth can all your devices use at the same time.

Posting to TI in 8K takes up a lot of bandwidth :)

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Re: Google Fiber coming to Irvine
« Reply #115 on: September 15, 2020, 09:48:27 PM »
If 1 gig is still not fast enough for you, don't worry Google Fiber is starting to test 2 GB plans for $100/mo! Should be rolled out to all fiber cities in 2021.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/09/new-google-fiber-plan-100-for-2gbps-plus-wi-fi-6-router-and-mesh-extender/

Sign up here if you are interested in testing out the service later this year (need to be an existing fiber customer):

https://fiber.google.com/blog/2020/the-next-step-in-speed-experience-2-gig-now-with-the-google-fiber-trusted-tester-program/

Sign here if you want to be notified when it becomes available:

https://fiber.google.com/2gig/
« Last Edit: September 15, 2020, 09:56:15 PM by iacrenter »

 

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