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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Everything You Need to Know About Google Fiber

Posted by Erik Henriksen on Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 11:14 AM

GOOGLE FIBER PIctured above: Google Fiber! Or Johnny Mnemonic. Your call.
  • GOOGLE FIBER Pictured above: You! Using Google Fiber! Or maybe it's Johnny Mnemonic. Your call.

Portland might get Google Fiber, which would be a pretty big deal—but amidst all the talk of blisteringly fast internet speeds, there are a lot of questions. How much would it cost? What would Google get out of it? Why is Portland on the short list? Will everyone be able to use Google Fiber, or could this jump in the city's technological infrastructure end up leaving some people behind?

The answers to all of those questions—and more—can be found in the feature Denis and I wrote this week. If you use the internet and live in Portland, you should read it.


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