Google Fiber TV Gets an Updated App

Google Fiber’s deployment into new markets has been paused for now, but that hasn’t stopped Google from working on the service in areas it already exists. For example, today, Google Fiber TV gets a shiny new app!

Google says that the new Fiber TV app lets you both play and record favorite shows, sports, and movies with a single tap. It also shows you the next episodes of your favorite series, listings of sports as they are happening live with options to record them, more personalized recommendations, and will recommend recordings on your DVR.  (more…)

Google Fiber Pauses Deployment to ‘Refine Approach,’ Head of Business Exits

Announced via a Fiber blog post, Access CEO Craig Barratt states that while “our subscriber base and revenue are growing quickly,” the company will be pausing all deployment in eight areas of the US that have been in the “exploratory” phase (planning out infrastructure and working with city officials for a smooth rollout), while Fiber refines its approach. That being said, Access, the division of Alphabet that houses Google Fiber, is being met with job cuts. (more…)

Report: Things Aren’t Well at Google Fiber, Workforce to be Cut in Half

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…)

Google Fiber May Switch Over to Wireless to Expand Quicker

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…)

Tuesday Poll: Do You Have a Home Phone?

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?

Do You Have a Home Phone?

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