Get the facts!
"AT&T and Comcast have an uncanny knack for deciding to expand their own fiber offerings to cities that get Google Fiber"
Bus wankers! AT&T had since 1977 to lay down some fibre, and didn't do it. If not for the Googles of the world, we'd still be using rotary dial phones and AT&T would be damn proud to overcharge you for that service, and extra for the phone itself, and surcharges, and tax.