Google Broadband for Albuquerque


Google Broadband for Albuquerque

Help Albuquerque be part of Google's 'ultra high speed' broadband pilot project.

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City Works Route 66 Angle

Started by Mark. Last reply by Eric Renz-Whitmore Mar 24, 2010. 2 Replies

From the NM Biz Journal:City officials are discussing the term “Google 66,” an homage to Route 66, which runs through Albuquerque. But this would be an information superhighway, said John Garcia,…Continue

What is Google Fiber for Communities?

Started by Mark Feb 26, 2010. 0 Replies

What is Google Fiber for Communities?Google is planning to launch an experiment that we hope will make Internet access better and…Continue

Tags: high, speed, broadband, project, rfi

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Comment by NinjaLooter on March 11, 2010 at 8:51pm
Here's my question on ultra-high-speed internet access to Albuquerque, what is Mayor Berry and the city doing to explore options with Citylink Fiber?
If Mayor Berry believes that next-generation broadband services will be critical to Albuquerque's 21st century economy, what options are being explored with a local provider that already has a franchise with the city of Albuquerque since 2007?

From Citylink's website :

CityLink applied for and received from the City of Albuquerque a City Wide franchise to deploy, Neutral, Open-Access Fiber Optic networks. As a part of that franchise CityLink provides access to its Dark Fiber on a non-discriminatory basis.CityLink is the only Nationally Recognized and Certified “Fiber to the Home” provider in New Mexico.
Comment by Gabe Ortiz on March 11, 2010 at 9:10pm
There are only something like a couple hundred residences served by CityLink. Telecommunications build-out is very expensive.
Comment by NinjaLooter on March 11, 2010 at 10:07pm
Right, Telecom build-outs are expensive.

Google has not determined any pricing for FTTH.
Google has not determined a timeline for rolling out a FTTH network.

Google is requesting a key piece of information in their RFI for community development of broadband:
Describe any current or planned programs in your community to accelerate and expand adoption and use of broadband Internet access:

Why are people getting all excited about google when Citylink already has a head start out the gate?

Wouldn't it make more economic sense to get communities and businesses already close or on Citylink's fiber network interested in this already locally provides service to assist in a faster rollout?

Service providers usually only build into area's that make economic sense. Find an area that does not have comcast or qwest and ask them what it would cost the build to that residence or business. Usually they will come out and do a site survey. If a residence or business is willing to plunk down the cost to build to them, the service provider will go ahead and build. If not, then they have to wait like everyone else.
Citylink is offering $79.95 for 100Mb/s down / 100Mb/s up without phone service

If Internet service with Citylink if $80 a month for 100Mb/s up and down, has anyone bothered to contact Citylink Fiber to find out if they can offer Gigabit service and what the cost would be?
Comment by Ben Paxton on March 11, 2010 at 10:30pm
PR for winning? Thats like getting a trophey for the special olympics who cares? Verizon was the first company to implement an idea like this do any of you remember the first city it was done in?
Comment by NinjaLooter on March 11, 2010 at 10:33pm
At Will : Read the Google page on this and the RFI.
We'll offer service at a competitive price to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people.
Comment by Ben Paxton on March 11, 2010 at 10:36pm
My main issue with this is by the time they could even get it up and running, other companies will have already made adjustments to compete, Google is going ot have to lay all new fiber which takes years, considering all the permits required to alter residential and business lots its going to cause lots of construction all across the city. I can't honestly see it even being viable as a ISP anytime in the near future, the time to implement is just going to take two long.
Comment by Ben Paxton on March 11, 2010 at 10:50pm
"The other issue with CityLink in two words: "John Brown." "

What relevance does he have to the issue?
Comment by NinjaLooter on March 11, 2010 at 11:32pm
at Will : Ask questions; for they are the road to knowledge. It's good to see someone asking the questions that the average resident whom will be affected by fiber optic internet speeds is already asking themselves.

Any passionate, technical person should take the time to educate people to assist the cause. Try not to get offended if someone comes off a little succinct in their answer.
Comment by Ben Paxton on March 12, 2010 at 5:57am
Curious John even if google does bring something like this in aren't people forgetting about the limits of the average home users PC? While 1GB/s internet sounds person exp with my home network is its still limited to roughly 100mb/s to transfer files from one PC to the other. Only real gains I saw from upgrading my switch was slightly reduced packet collision.

Another thing I'm hard pressed to understand is an average home user will never really use a full duplex GigE line, mostly cause 99% of stuff on the internet has its own limits IE I have a webserver in Dallas, TX and even when I use a tier'd service to access and get files from my server I still get the limits from the datacenter and nodes the data has to travel on to get to me, without peering from ISP i'm slowed by the limits.
Comment by Ben Paxton on March 12, 2010 at 6:09am


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