After lots of digging and waiting and anticipation, Google Fiber has arrived in Damage Labs. Just finished the installation, and the Google router happily plugged into my existing Asus RT-AC86U router, so no real changes were required on my part.
Here's a speed test result from just before the switch, via Time Warner Cable:
That's not entirely a pre-fiber result. Time Warner chose to roll out its Maxx upgrade free of charge here in Lee's Summit, Missouri when Google Fiber started its build-out here. Our peak downstream speed was 30 Mbps before that.
Now here's how the speed test result looks with Google Fiber:
Uh, yeah, not bad.
I did a quick Steam game download, which looked like so:
Transfer rates finally peaked a little higher, at about 99 MB/s, right at the end of the download.
I think I can live with this sort of Internet service.
I'll be, uh, testing Google Fiber more in the coming days and weeks, and I should have some additional impressions before too long.