Google Fiber in Kansas City

Google’s new venture has been in the planning phase for a long time. However, just last week, installation began. That’s right, Google Fiber is starting to connect homes in Kansas City to affordable super high-speed Gigabit internet and cable, or free internet (at today’s “standard speeds”) with a one-time construction fee.

If you’re like me, you probably mostly forgot about Google Fiber once Google decided not to go with Milwaukee as a test area. Perhaps, now, with the pilot deeply underway, there is now a chance that fiber connectivity will be available to a broader market, in time.

What do you think? Is Google Fiber a good thing for communities, or would it be too much of a hassle with all the constant construction during the fiber-laying phase?

BICSI Ethics

Many people recognize the BICSI (Building Industry Consulting Service International) organization and its members as a group of individuals committed to the cabling industry’s best practices. BICSI certification requires both the certification and completion of comprehensive BICSI courses in a variety of cabling  courses, and also requires continuous education to maintain this certification.

The Benefits of Working With a BICSI Certified Technician:

  • High quality installations
  • Knowledgeable about standards and codes
  • The technician is likely a career professional
  • Experience
  • Practices proper safety practices
  • Has skills in planning and technologies

According to the BICSI website, “BICSI members and those holding BICSI registrations and certifications are held to the highest principles of professional and ethical behavior.” This means it’s nearly impossible to retain your BICSI certification after a violation of the BICSI Code of Ethics, which can further enforce your faith in BICSI-certified cabling installers.

If you need to file an ethics complaint with BICSI, you may use the BICSI Ethics Complaint Submission Form to file a complaint online.

Have a safe and happy Halloween, everyone.