Been living with Google Fiber for a bit now and here is a short review.
First of all I get around 150 mbps down and 200 mbps up through wifi on my main floor. There that takes care of most of your questions right off the bat. I had Comcast 250 mbps and I averaged maybe 60-80 but it was more variable. The thing I did not like were the intermittent decreases in bandwidth. Otherwise Comcast internet service was very good.
I have my basement as my access point so all my HT equipment is hardwired. I am not sure what I get down there so I am going to hook up my computer to the modem down there to find out sometime. I ran another Cat6 cable to my main floor where I have an apple airport that does a pretty good job covering the house but it does drop off the farther away you get.
I have noticed that Netflix loads a bit faster now and videos on computer will also load faster and never need to stutter.
I did have to make a service call right away after installation and since then it has been solid.
This one is a mixed bag. I like the X1 platform better. The interface is more robust and easier to use. By a long shot.
I have also had some glitches on the cable service with several restarts of my cable box. A few freezes and problems with accessing my DVR.
I also don't like that the remote uses blu tooth. It simply won't go through my wall so I will have to bring it into the room or run an IR blaster like 50 feet. At the moment it is sitting above my PJ looking through the glass so I can use IR.
But the thing is........the PQ is SO much better! It was a stark contrast when I was able to watch the last episode of Game of Thrones on Google Fiber. Gone was the horrific black crush and washed out colors. It was a clear and punchy picture with lots of detail. I don't know if I can go back to the crap that Comcast was pumping into my home.
But, I have not cancelled Comcast yet because I have such a screaming deal and I still may go back. So I have considered asking Comcast to see what they can do about the PQ on the cable service and the intermittent slow down on the internet.
And then I stumbled across this info. https://www.electronichouse.com/home...mos-to-the-x1/
If they actually had a convincing amount of content in Atmos AND it was going to be exclusive for awhile then that could be a factor.