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    Google Antenna Farm in Council Bluffs

    Saw this article on the register's website. Tech publication: Council Bluffs is possible site for Google satellite antenna farm | Des Moines Register Staff Blogs

    I don't fully understand all this stuff. I know Google is putting up that fiber network in KC, which is supposed to bee 100 times faster than cable. Apparently they did a test on Stanford's campus and people were getting 150mbps download speed. Does anyone know what this proposed antenna farm would do?



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    Re: Google Antenna Farm in Council Bluffs

    Just a guess - download the signals of ALL television stations off the satellites and then make them available to cable companies and over the Internet to all?


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    Re: Google Antenna Farm in Council Bluffs

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneJames View Post
    Saw this article on the register's website. Tech publication: Council Bluffs is possible site for Google satellite antenna farm | Des Moines Register Staff Blogs

    I don't fully understand all this stuff. I know Google is putting up that fiber network in KC, which is supposed to bee 100 times faster than cable. Apparently they did a test on Stanford's campus and people were getting 150mbps download speed. Does anyone know what this proposed antenna farm would do?
    If I understand it correctly, that antennas are the "input" to the fiber network from various broadcast media.



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    Re: Google Antenna Farm in Council Bluffs



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    Re: Google Antenna Farm in Council Bluffs

    Make it easier for everyone:

    Let me google that for you

    Pretty Demanding of you


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    Re: Google Antenna Farm in Council Bluffs

    so they're growing atennas instead of corn. must be the negative USDA report that jsut came out



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    Re: Google Antenna Farm in Council Bluffs

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneJames View Post
    Saw this article on the register's website. Tech publication: Council Bluffs is possible site for Google satellite antenna farm | Des Moines Register Staff Blogs

    I don't fully understand all this stuff. I know Google is putting up that fiber network in KC, which is supposed to bee 100 times faster than cable. Apparently they did a test on Stanford's campus and people were getting 150mbps download speed. Does anyone know what this proposed antenna farm would do?
    Sounds like it would be the input point for them to take signals from various networks and send them out for tv service over its google fiber project.

    I wonder if that could mean that after KC, Google Fiber could make its way up into iowa.



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    Re: Google Antenna Farm in Council Bluffs

    “In a FCC Public Notice (page 11) for Satellite Communication Services Google Fiber is seeking to “register a C-band receive-only earth station and a Ku-band receive-only earth station in Council Bluffs, Iowa.” The satellites would be used to provide analog and digital audio, data and video services. The application discusses an array of 4.5 meter satellite dishes, and seeks access to transmissions from satellites including Intelsat 9, which carries international television programming.”

    International TV stations access?


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    Re: Google Antenna Farm in Council Bluffs



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    Re: Google Antenna Farm in Council Bluffs

    What will they use to get rid of the ice in the winter from the 14 foot diameter antennas? SPAM?


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    Re: Google Antenna Farm in Council Bluffs

    NICE!



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    Re: Google Antenna Farm in Council Bluffs

    So once this Google Farm is complete there shouldnt be anymore "What Channel is the game on" threads correct?



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    Re: Google Antenna Farm in Council Bluffs

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Sounds like it would be the input point for them to take signals from various networks and send them out for tv service over its google fiber project.

    I wonder if that could mean that after KC, Google Fiber could make its way up into iowa.
    So why is this involved with Google Fiber? From my understanding Google Fiber was only focusing on high-speed internet at this point. But this is dealing with a tv service. I would think Google would want to get their internet network connected with more than 1 city before they moved on to the next phase.



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    Re: Google Antenna Farm in Council Bluffs

    There is more info in this Omaha World-Herald article:

    Money - Omaha.com

    I saw this same article at the CB Nonpareil site earlier today but don't see it there now.


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    Re: Google Antenna Farm in Council Bluffs

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneJames View Post
    So why is this involved with Google Fiber? From my understanding Google Fiber was only focusing on high-speed internet at this point. But this is dealing with a tv service. I would think Google would want to get their internet network connected with more than 1 city before they moved on to the next phase.
    They can do internet and tv over the same network, just as FiOS and U-verse do now.

    Even better, i bet google uses some sort of googletv box for its set top boxes... its already buying one of the biggest cable box makers in motorola mobility (which also gains it a bunch of patents for its mobile side)



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