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Niner National

Member Since 24 Nov 2008
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In Topic: Google Fiber is a go in Charlotte

30 January 2015 - 10:44 PM

Ok... I will take your word over Google executives.

Please point me in the direction of where anyone from Google has indicated otherwise? Everything they've said publicly to the media, and on twitter, has been that it will be city limits only at this time.

 

This is what their official twitter account said:

 

Google Fiber

@clemsonsteven We don't plan to offer service past Charlotte proper at this time, but register for updates here: http://goo.gl/XP2UDE 

 

I'd love to see them offer it beyond the city limits, but I haven't seen a single thing indicating that will be the case. I even asked their street team that was out promoting Fiber two days ago to confirm because my parents live outside the city limits and they told me no, city only is the plan for now.


In Topic: Google Fiber is a go in Charlotte

30 January 2015 - 08:25 PM

This is not true.....

Yes, it is.

 

Long term, maybe not, but for now, Google is only focusing on fiber inside the city limits.

 

Google has said that verbatim, several times.

 

The burbs may get it eventually, but it won't be a part of the initial rollout. A full build out in the city is probably going to take 5+ years.


In Topic: Google Fiber is a go in Charlotte

29 January 2015 - 02:20 PM

They need to get into Mint Hill too.  They're going into Monroe, but not Mint Hill?  What the hell?

They're not going in Monroe. There was an unofficial map some dude created for his blog last year when Google said it was exploring Charlotte and the other 8 cities.

 

Google has confirmed that it will be Charlotte city limits only. Now, there may be some slight spillover for people who live right on the border of the Charlotte city limits, but Monroe is absolutely not getting it.


In Topic: Advice-Buying Hardwood or Laminate Flooring

29 January 2015 - 02:18 PM

I put laminate in my house, but a pretty high quality laminate. The people that have seen it were surprised that it wasn't real wood. I have one with a handscraped look, so it looks a little more realistic than some of the cheaper laminates.

 

I wanted real hard woods, but the guy at the store told me that since I have cats I'd be better off with laminate because it wouldn't scratch as easily.

 

Laminate is pretty easy to install yourself as long as you don't value your knees or back. 


In Topic: Advice-Buying Hardwood or Laminate Flooring

29 January 2015 - 02:10 PM

I pro hardwood.  If you decide to go hardwood, never go thru big companies.  Find some brazilians and they'll do it for the half of price.  If you live in Charlotte area and can't find Brazilians, let me know... I'll hook you up.

is this offer only for brazilians that want to sell me wood or do you also have some brazilians I can offer some wood to?  :cool: