My apartment got Google Fiber yesterday, so I got it set up last night and cancelled my Time Warner internet service today. I get twenty times the bandwidth for $50 less per month. Google also allows their customers to plug in the box themselves instead of making them wait at home all day for an “installer” as cable companies do, and they even let people pick up the box from their office if they wish. That was a particularly nice touch, as I live just a few blocks away and normally walk past it a few times per week.
In addition to getting an Internet connection just as fast as my gigabit Ethernet wired network, I get about a 166 megabits per second over WiFi, which my AppleTV uses. The difference is pretty noticeable with Netflix and YouTube.
There is one aspect that could use improvement. The Google Fiber network box doesn’t have a bridge mode, which means I couldn’t use my old router. That required a certain amount of hassle with updating things on my network.