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
Nashville won't appeal as Google Fiber-backed utility pole rule is invalidated.
A Google contest in five Fiber cities has you hunting for murals and sharing the photos on Twitter.
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
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
Bad news for Google Fiber: Nashville utility pole ordinance invalidated by judge.
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,......
$55 gigabit available in San Antonio while people in other cities pay $70.
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
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......
Judge dismissed AT&T's lawsuit against Louisville, and company won't appeal.
Microtrenching sped up work in Louisville during court battle over utility poles.
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
Existing TV customers will be kept on, but some will see a price increase.
Perhaps the business is harder than anticipated or competition has increased and Google Fiber no longer is needed.
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 […]
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
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
Google Fiber turned her Internet back on after bizarre sales tax discrepancy.