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Google Fiber set to launch in four more US cities

Google is set to announce the expansion of its Google Fiber internet service to four new cities, The Wall Street Journal reports, with the details of the new rollout coming in the next few days. According to the publication’s sources, the The company will start to offer the one-gigabit broadband network in Atlanta, Nashville, and in two cities in North Carolina — Raleigh-Durham, and Charlotte.

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Clerc’s Limited Edition Hydroscaph H140 Watch: A woven carbon fiber chronograph fit for deep-water diving

Clerc's Limited Edition Hydroscaph H140 Watch

For a 140-year-old brand in the ever-crowding market of haute horlogerie, material innovation that directly impacts functionality stands as the key to continued success. That’s exactly what luxury Swiss watchmaker Clerc accomplishes with their recent……

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FCC questions AT&T for halting high-speed fiber deployment before net neutrality decision

The FCC has asked AT&T for more information about its decision to halt the rollout of its high-speed fiber network until net neutrality rules are decided. It’s asking AT&T to provide documents regarding the profitability of fiber deployment, its plans to limit fiber deployment, what its fiber network currently looks like, and how many households it actually planned to deploy fiber to in the first place. AT&T’s decision to halt fiber rollout is effectively a threat, telling the FCC that strict net neutrality rules would harm the type of broadband investment that it so wants to see. The commission’s inquiry is likely going to size up that threat — and see how this might impact AT&T’s investment should its merger with DirecTV go through.

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Genesis Bikes’ Carbon Zero : The UK-based manufacturer known for sturdy steel frames introduces its first carbon fiber line

Genesis Bikes' Carbon Zero


If there’s one thing UK-based Genesis Bikes knows, it’s humility. The brand makes no mistakes about its place in the bike industry. They describe themselves as not the biggest, not the oldest, not the most technically…

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Knit Wit Magazine: A new biannual print magazine makes textiles and fiber art relevant and enticing

Knit Wit Magazine


Young knitters, weavers and even hobbyists rejoice—no longer do you have to resort to dusty old library books or wade through the barrages of cutesy pink images on Pinterest to learn, share and discover new material related to handicrafts. Making textiles and fiber…

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Custom Bikes by Bamford Cycle Department : Building a better ride with unique geometry and bespoke carbon fiber tubing

Custom Bikes by Bamford Cycle Department


George Bamford knows what he likes and how he likes it, and has over the years customized all types of vehicles and products for his personal use. The knowledge gained through those many product experiences is what led him to create his eponymous…

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FCC chairman says agency needs to learn from Google Fiber

Tom Wheeler says the FCC could learn a thing or two from Google Fiber. In prepared remarks (pdf link) that Wheeler will deliver at a congressional hearing tomorrow, he points to Google’s strategic approach to building out its ambitious broadband service as something the commission should take inspiration from. “Google has developed a checklist for cities that want to participate in their Google Fiber project of steps that can be taken to ensure easier access to existing infrastructure and to make construction speedier and more predictable,” Wheeler says.

Google revealed that checklist back in February when the company announced it would “explore” bringing Fiber to as many as 34 new cities. It allows communities to help Google survey…

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Advocates struggle to bring high-speed fiber to New York

On paper, New York is the perfect place for a high-speed fiber network: it’s rich, densely packed, and riddled with old conduits that could be used to house the new infrastructure. But according to a new report in Crain’s, efforts to lay new fiber have been stymied by politics and business concerns. The fiber would have to be laid in a maze of underground tunnels and ducts, maintained by a Verizon subsidiary called Empire City Subway (or ECS). Until ECS cleans up the mess of tunnels under the city, laying more fiber is effectively impossible — and by all indications, the company is in no hurry.

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Voices of Industry: The Oakland-based label is one of the rare few to use fiber farmed and spun in the US, then handwoven into true cotton shirts

Voices of Industry


According to the American Apparel & Footwear Association report released last week, 97.5% of apparel sold in the United States is made internationally. For the past two years, this number has been in decline (albeit in…

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Google Fiber app comes to iPhone, adds ability to schedule and watch DVR recordings

Google Fiber’s mobile app, which first launched for Android and later arrived on iPad, is now available for iPhone and iPod touch.  Aside from expanded availability, Google is also bringing broad DVR management functionality to the app. Fiber subscribers can now schedule, organize, and even watch their DVR recordings from a mobile device. It’s unclear whether users will be able to view DVR content remotely, and we’ve reached out to Google for clarification on this point. With the latest update, Google is also promising that it’s easier to keep track of and jump to your favorite channels without needing to scroll down a massive programming list. Google Fiber’s mobile app is a free download on Google Play and the App Store.

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