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Brentwood has Gigabit Internet before Palo Alto

Original post made by PAmoderate, Old Palo Alto, on Jul 15, 2014

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I know Palo Alto is "cooperating" with Google Fiber (whatever that means), but sonic.net should get a fair shot at the business as well - especially when you consider that sonic.net has a sparkling privacy record that Google can't match.

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Posted by No Surprise
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jul 15, 2014 at 4:31 pm

This is hardly newsworthy. For being "the Heart of Silicon Valley", PaloALto is always the last on the bandwagon and has the highest number of Luddites.


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Posted by Jordan Galbraith
a resident of Downtown North
on Jun 20, 2015 at 9:37 pm

I thought the PA city gov voted the beginning of the year to not wait for google (rightfully so, could be awhile) and to start building out the dark fiber networks internally?


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Posted by Curmudgeon
a resident of Downtown North
on Jun 20, 2015 at 10:00 pm

"This is hardly newsworthy. For being "the Heart of Silicon Valley", PaloALto is always the last on the bandwagon and has the highest number of Luddites."

You conflate ludditism with fiscal responsibility.


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Posted by Robert
a resident of another community
on Jun 20, 2015 at 10:05 pm

"You conflate ludditism with fiscal responsibility."

Cell towers causing autism and other maladies?


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Posted by Sparty
a resident of another community
on Jun 21, 2015 at 12:20 am

Sparty is a registered user.

"areas built since 1999"

" pre-existing conduit"


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Posted by Slow Down
a resident of Community Center
on Jun 21, 2015 at 12:55 am

Slow Down is a registered user.

@Jordan Galbraith - The illusion of action, a local specialty. Lots of planning, consultants, presentations, money flowing, but nothing happening.

Meanwhile, while Palo Alto is too impatient for Google, Google is building out 5 more cities.


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Posted by Weasals
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jun 24, 2015 at 10:41 pm

What did you expect?


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Posted by AlexDeLarge
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:13 am

@ No Surprise

Luddites? Hahahahahahahaha! I think you've given the town a new mascot.


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Posted by Chuck Thornberry
a resident of Monroe Park
on Jun 25, 2015 at 3:24 pm

"PaloALto is always the last on the bandwagon and has the highest number of Luddites"

Spoken like a true Socialist.

Look, when the market justifies the investment, private enterprise will step up. The fact it hasn't shows the network is a money loser. Only Socialists would push ahead under those circumstances, risking the taxpayers' money of course.


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Posted by Engineer
a resident of Downtown North
on Jun 28, 2015 at 5:13 pm

"Brentwood has Gigabit Internet..."

Good for Brentwood. Now, how long until 10 Gigabit becomes the standard, and Brentwood's shiny new toy becomes obsolete.

Palo Alto could have let the way -- to obsolesence. Only a few years ago, leaders of our FTTH (now FTTP) crowd were demanding the city fund and build a 100 Megabit system,
which was then state of the art, but is just one-tenth the speed of Brentwood's baby.

Kudos to the "Luddites" and the fiscal sensibles in city hall for stopping an expensive debacle.


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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
23 hours ago

Considering all the money the City of Palo Alto has spent on this, I'm surprised it hasn't laid dark fiber at every opportunity, like when sewer lines were replaced or new gas pipelines. If there was already a fiber backbone which covered most of the potential customers, Palo Alto might be more attractive to Google or some other potential ISP.


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