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Google Fiber Gives Up On Traditional TV, And Won't Be The Last Company To Do So

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

While Google Fiber was initially hailed as the be-all-end-all of broadband disruption, the bloom has come off the rose in recent months. Last fall, Google executives began to have doubts about the high cost and slow pace of the project, resulting in a not-yet cooked pivot to wireless and the departure of two CEOs in less than a year. Show More Summary

Google Fiber is losing interest in old-school TV

Existing TV customers will be kept on, but some will see a price increase.

Google Fiber: Changing or Winding Down?

Perhaps the business is harder than anticipated or competition has increased and Google Fiber no longer is needed.

Google Fiber is now in 3,000 apartment complexes

A year after cutting back on expansion plans, Google Fiber has slowly regained its footing by focusing on expansion in existing markets. Google announced today that Fiber is now available in over 3,000 apartments and condominiums. Five years after launch, Google Fiber is available in 10 cities across the U.S. Last year, the company announced […]

As Broadband Usage Caps Expand, Nobody Is Checking Whether Usage Meters Are Reliable

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Despite the hype surrounding Google Fiber and gigabit connections, vast swaths of the U.S. broadband industry are actually becoming less competitive than ever. As large telcos like Windstream, Frontier, CenturyLink, and Verizon refuse...Show More Summary

The Google Fiber Honeymoon Period Appears To Be Over

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

When Google Fiber first arrived back in 2010, it was heralded as a gamechanger for the broadband industry. Google Fiber would, we believed, revolutionize the industry by taking Silicon Valley money and using it to disrupt the viciously uncompetitive and anti-competitive telecom sector. Show More Summary

Judge Kills AT&T's Attempt To Thwart Google Fiber Competition In Louisville

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

There's plenty of methods incumbent ISPs use to keep broadband competition at bay, from buying protectionist state laws to a steady supply of revolving door regulators and lobbyists with a vested interest in protecting the status quo. Show More Summary

Judge dismisses AT&T lawsuit over utility pole access

A judge has dismissed a federal lawsuit filed by AT&T over action taken in Kentucky that will let Google Fiber install equipment on AT&T's utility poles. AT&T had arged that … Click to Continue »

Thursday Poll: Do You Have a Home Phone?

2 months agoTechnology / Google : Droid Life

A little over a year ago, we tried to find out how many of you still own a home phone and subscribe to home phone service. At the time, 35% of you still did! We asked because Google had just announced its new Fiber Phone, which seemed silly even if it was a modernized take … Continued Thursday Poll: Do You Have a Home Phone? is a post from: Droid Life

The Nation's Telcos Are Hemorrhaging Customers Because They Refuse To Upgrade Their Networks

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

So we've noted for a while how despite all the hype surrounding next-gen wireless and gigabit fiber builds like Google Fiber, vast swaths of this country are actually facing less broadband competition than ever before. That's in large...Show More Summary

How Google Fiber won by failing

Google Fiber, for all intents and purposes, was a failure. For all the promise of Gigabit speeds nationwide, Google managed just to install its super fast internet in just 20 cities while burning through billions of dollars and numerous staffers — including two CEOs in just nine months. Show More Summary

Things Just Got Worse At Google Fiber

Things have been looking bleak at Google Fiber for a while now. The burgeoning internet service provider lost one chief executive late last year, and this week, it lost another one. Greg McCray, who took the helm of Google Fiber only five months ago, just stepped down. The reasons why are unclear, but they appear to be embarrassing on a number of fronts. More »      

Google Fiber CEO Departs After Five Months

3 months agoTechnology / Google : Droid Life

First reported last night, Google Fiber has lost its CEO. After just five months on the job, Gregory McCray has departed and there’s no replacement currently lined up. As I mentioned, McCray wasn’t at Fiber for very long, but he took over for Craig Barratt after he exited last year. Show More Summary

Google Fiber is in trouble

Wind the clock back two years, and it looked like Google Fiber was going to save us all. It was rolling out cheap gigabit fiber to entire cities in record time, and it just seemed like a matter of when, not if, we all had the option of Google internet. But then things started to go wrong. Show More Summary

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