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Google is building three new underwater cables to compete with Microsoft and Amazon in the cloud

In an effort to expand its cloud business and compete more effectively with rival Microsoft and Amazon, Google will build three new underwater fiber optic cables from the Pacific Ocean to the North Sea over the course of the next two years, according to The Wall Street Journal. Show More Summary

Snap a selfie at one of Google's Fiber murals, win a prize - CNET

A Google contest in five Fiber cities has you hunting for murals and sharing the photos on Twitter.

Google will use lasers instead of fiber to deploy high-speed internet

There are two main components to getting an entire nation online: the last mile, and the backbone. The often-talked-about "last mile" is the final piece of the puzzle, the cable running to each house, or the wireless link between your cellphone and a nearby tower. But in order for that last mile to work, it has to be hooked up to something. Show More Summary

Judge Backs AT&T, Comcast Nuisance Suit Against Google Fiber In Nashville

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

There's numerous 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

Google Fiber. You Want It When?

Two words: speed and access. (Technically, that's three words but you're slowing down the process if you're computing.) When it comes to internet service, we want it faster and we want it yesterday. We're lawyers, and we have things to do! Two more words for you: Google Fiber. Actually,......

AT&T Backs Off Nuisance Lawsuit Intended To Hamstring Broadband Competitors Like Google Fiber

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The boring old utility pole has long been at the heart of this country's broadband dysfunction. As it stands now, competing ISPs looking to deploy fiber need to contact each individual ISP -- and wait for them to finalize layers of paperwork and move their own gear -- before the competitor can attach fiber to the pole. Show More Summary

AT&T Gives Up Against Google Fiber

Google resistance is futile. Seriously, Google it. It's a Borge expression from another universe, but here it means you can't stop Google's fiber network. AT&T tried and failed. Last year, AT&T sued to keep Google Fiber from getting faster access to utility poles in Kentucky. A judge dismissed the......

AT&T admits defeat in lawsuit it filed to stall Google Fiber

Judge dismissed AT&T's lawsuit against Louisville, and company won't appeal.

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

3 months agoIndustries / 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

4 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

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

4 months 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

4 months agoIndustries / 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

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