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Google Fiber is launching in Salt Lake City

Google Fiber has revealed that it’s bringing its gigabit internet access to the state’s capital, Salt Lake City. The company is short on details, but it won’t have a ready-made fiber network to use this time around. SLC’s fiber network is still in the design phase, much like those in Atlanta, Nashville and North Carolina, so you could be waiting a while before you have a chance to sign up. – Jon Fingas, Engadget
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Why a free and open Internet is pointless

Simply put, a free and open Internet – which goes to the heart of the FCC’s intent – hinges on the ability of the IP networks to deliver and, even more importantly, perhaps, withstand the rising and relentless pressures of data. According to research house IDC, the data universe is growing by 40% annually, which means it is doubling in size, effectively, every two years. At that rate, the data we create, copy and download annually will reach 44 zettabytes, or 44 trillion gigabytes, by 2020. – Lloyd Carney, Fortune Magazine via Quartz
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Google’s TV and Internet Service Is ‘Like Ebola,’ Analyst Says: Very Scary, but …

Google’s foray into high-speed internet and TV-service has signed up an “incredibly small” number of customers and isn’t a threat to cable and satellite investors, according to MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett. […] “Google Fiber is a bit like Ebola: very scary and something to be taken seriously … but the numbers are very small, it gets more press attention than it deserves, and it ultimately doesn’t pose much of a risk (here in the U.S. at least),” Mr. Moffett said in a note Thursday. – Bloomberg News via Advertising Age
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Why America’s Internet Is So Shitty and Slow

The internet is a tangible thing, a network of infrastructure pulsing with light, winding its way into and beneath buildings. It’s also a marketplace. There is the physical location where the fiber-optic cables full of data cross, and then there are the financial deals that direct the traffic down each specific set of wires. This combination of physical wires and ephemeral business transactions will shape the future of the digital world. – Adam Clark Estes, Gizmodo

Europe’s FTTH Subs to Double by 2019

By the end of 2019, according to [Graham Finnie,Heavy Reading]’s forecast, that number should have risen to almost 62 million, representing about 19% of the 324 million households in those 44 countries. Of those near 62 million, Finnie expects almost half (47%) to be delivered by incumbent national telcos, with 46% delivered by competitive operators and 7% by municipalities or utility companies. Multi-dwelling units will account for about 70% of all connections, while 55% of connections will be based on PON technology and 45% on point-to-point (P2P) Ethernet technology. – Ray Le Maistr, Light Reading 
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TDS to light up 1 Gbps, IPTV service in Waterford, Wis.

[TDS Telecommunications Corp.] has named the Waterford, Wisconsin, area as its next destination where it will offer its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and IPTV-based TDS TV service. […] Similar to Google Fiber’s “fiberhood” concept, Fiberville is designed to educate residents about its pre-registration process in markets where it is going to offer its FTTH and TDS TV service. It rewards residents and neighborhoods with special offers and discounts once 15 percent of the neighborhood pre-registers for TDS TV service. When a neighborhood achieves “Fiberville” status, each pre-registered household receives free HD for life, according to TDS. Although its plans aren’t as vast as its larger ILEC counterparts AT&T and CenturyLink, TDS has been making progress in rolling out FTTH and 1 Gbps services. Outside of Wisconsin, the telco is offering the fiber-based broadband service in both Hollis, New Hampshire and New London, New Hampshire. – Sean Buckley,FierceTelecom
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