Google May Offer Outdoor WiFi to Cities That Have Google Fiber

According to a recent report out of Computer World and IDG News, Google may have plans to offer free outdoor WiFi to cities that allow for Google Fiber. Google recently sent survey requests to over 30 cities, asking for specific details about the city, including information on streets, boundaries, rights of way, manholes, utility poles, zoning types and the condition of pavement across the city.  (more…)

AT&T Wants to Expand Its “Ultra-Fast” Fiber Network to 100 Markets

Back in February, Google announced that it would entertain the idea of bringing its ultra-high speed Fiber internet to nine new markets. This morning, AT&T tried to crush that number by announcing that it would look at up to 100 new markets for its “ultra-fast” Fiber network, 21 of which are major metropolitan areas.

Like Google, AT&T isn’t saying that all of these cities and municipalities are guaranteed to get Fiber, but that they will work with local leaders to discuss ways to bring the service to their communities. In other words, there really is no sure thing here, it’s completely up to the local markets to get the ball rolling. (more…)

Dreams Crushed: Google Has No Current Plans to Bring Google Fiber to NYC Area

A job posting which was recently spotted online, reportedly pointed to unannounced plans of Google’s to bring its Internet service, Google Fiber to the New York City area.

To the dismay of NYC residents, a Google spokesperson has confirmed to Ars Technica that the company has no plans to bring Google Fiber to New York.

Here is the brief, but to the point statement made from the Google spokesperson.  (more…)