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imorris
imorris
1/14/2016 6:34:05 AM
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Google Fiber coming to Europe?
When is Google Fiber going to launch in Europe, I wonder? There was speculation this could happen at Light Reading's Gigabit Europe event in Munich late last year (http://www.lightreading.com/gigabit/gigabit-cities/will-google-start-a-euro-gigabit-gold-rush/a/d-id/718513) and it could have a pretty dramatic impact in some markets given the low broadband speeds that customers still have to make do with.

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NewIPLiz
NewIPLiz
1/14/2016 9:40:26 AM
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Re: Google Fiber coming to Europe?
I could use gigabit at my house that's for sure...with kids watching videos and playing video games my voice call quality goes way down resulting in  me having to put my call on mute and yell, "Hey You Kids! I'm trying to talk on the phone here!"

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Mike Robuck
Mike Robuck
1/14/2016 10:41:52 AM
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Re: Google Fiber coming to Europe?
I guess we'll know that Google Fiber is serious about Europe when it starts to gauge communities' interest like it did here. The strategy of getting local goverment buy in and community support (in largely affluent areas) greased the wheels. 

Does anyone have a 1-Gig service in their home? 

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Mitch Wagner
Mitch Wagner
1/15/2016 1:38:07 PM
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Re: Google Fiber coming to Europe?
Interesting, Liz. I'm a home-gigabit skeptic myself. Latency is an issue at our house, but bandwidth? Not so much.

I see gigabit as more of a business-to-business play at this point. 

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Mike Robuck
Mike Robuck
1/15/2016 3:49:01 PM
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Re: Google Fiber coming to Europe?
I agree Mitch. The gig demos I've seen at shows are really cool, but rarely do I need to download the entire Encyclopædia Britannica in 20 seconds. 

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DHagar
DHagar
1/15/2016 4:36:18 PM
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Re: Google Fiber Coming To Europe?
Mitch, my observations of the gigabit development is that you are correct in that the "drivers" in the market are going to be B2B and local governments (i.e., cities), that provide these connections to the consumer.  The growth appears to have been very uneven, which is why this report is potentially good news.

I believe we consumers want the access but individually don't need the full gigabit capabilities, after the novelty wears off.

I also agree that the IoT and growth in streaming will increase the collective markets.

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batye
batye
1/16/2016 1:18:40 AM
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Re: Google Fiber Coming To Europe?
@DHagar interesting to know as same trend started happening in Canada in Toronto :)

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DHagar
DHagar
1/18/2016 1:12:21 PM
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Re: Google Fiber Coming To Europe?
@bayte, interesting.  At what stage is/was Canada?  Who were the players involved (i.e., public/private)?  And how did it evolve?

Has the development and growth been complete and is it sustainable, or is it experiencing the fragmentation I referred to that we are encountering in the US?

How do you see Canada evolving with IoT?

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batye
batye
1/18/2016 1:19:11 PM
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Re: Google Fiber Coming To Europe?
@DHagar  it just in the begining stages but two big player Bell and CBC involve...

plus Rogers jumping on board... but in Canada you never know until it actialy happens...

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DHagar
DHagar
1/18/2016 1:55:46 PM
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Re: Google Fiber Coming To Europe?
@bayte, you will have to keep us posted.

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