A new report from The Information came out this morning, detailing the struggles taking place inside of Google Fiber. According to the report, which cites various sources close to Alphabet and the Fiber team, Google Fiber had initially hoped to have 5 million subscribers at the five year mark. By the end of 2014, a little more than two years after initial launch, the service had just 200,000 broadband subscribers. 200K is nowhere near 5 million, so you can assume Alphabet executives, Larry Page for one, needed to rethink Fiber’s rollout. (more…)
Four years ago, Google Fiber’s announcement gave hope to internet users across the United States who were sick of paying increasing prices for sub-par internet access at speeds that didn’t seem to be adjusting to the times. Today, Fiber has reached just seven cities (with five more under construction) and is being paused in select markets as Google tries to re-think its move into the high-speed internet business, according to the Wall Street Journal. Because building out a physical network like Fiber isn’t cheap or quick, Google may switch to a wireless internet route. (more…)
Google introduced Fiber Phone, today, a home phone service that seemingly exists because there are real humans in the world that still need a home phone. I don’t personally know any, but today’s poll should fix that. Actually, we are curious how many of you still have home phone service and what your reasons for doing so are.
So that’s it, we just want to know if you have home phone service. Easy enough?
Two of the largest metro areas in the United States have been officially invited to explore the option of embracing Google Fiber. The Google Fiber team has started the inquiry process with Los Angeles and Chicago, in an effort to bring gigabit internet speeds to a combined 6 million+ people. (more…)
Announced today by city officials and Google, Oklahoma City is getting Google Fiber. Before all of OKC riots in excitement, acting as if OKC has brought home a NBA championship, do note that from what we have seen in past cities, rollout of Fiber is quite slow. But don’t worry, it should be well worth the wait. (more…)
Announced this morning, Google Fiber is coming to Salt Lake City. As the newest city to get an official green light, SLC will eventually be encircled with a fiber optic backbone, with cables extending into the city via existing telephone poles and electrical conduits to deliver 1Gbps Internet data speeds, as well as Google’s own TV service. (more…)