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Google Fiber Mixes Things Up, Drops Gigabit Pricing to $55, Adds OTT Bundle and Wi-Fi

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Never afraid to mix things up with the ever-changing Google Fiber model, Google has picked its San Antonio launch to introduce several new changes. For starters, Google Fiber’s gigabit pricing has been reduced to $55/month, down from $70 in its other markets. “There’s no installation fee, no hidden fees, no contracts, and no data caps,”...Learn More

Pole Attachment Ruling Upholds One Touch Make Ready, A (Temporary?) Win for Google Fiber

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A federal judge has upheld a Louisville “One Touch Make Ready” law that allows a communications service provider to hire a contractor to move another service provider’s equipment when installing new equipment on a utility pole. The pole attachment ruling came in response to a challenge from AT&T, which provides service in Louisville and had...Learn More

Google Fiber Loses Second CEO in Less Than a Year

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More tough times at Google Fiber as Alphabet Access (parent of Google Fiber) CEO Gregory McCray has stepped down after only five months on the job. McCray was hired after a short stint by Craig Barret. These leadership changes come during a somewhat tumultuous time at Google Fiber, as questions swirl regarding its future. The...Learn More

Google Fiber Taps Webpass for Gigabit Fixed Wireless Expansion to Seattle

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Google Fiber-owned Webpass is installing its first wireless symmetric gigabit Internet service in Seattle, management announced. The gigabit fixed wireless roll out, being carried out at a 40-story, 146-unit luxury condominium tower across from the world famous Pike Place Market, will mark the seventh market in which Webpass provides connectivity. Residents of the luxury condo...Learn More

Google Fiber Video Rates Just Got Bumped by 33%

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Even almighty Google is not immune to the skyrocketing costs of video programming, with news last week that Google Fiber video rates will rise by about one third. New customers to Google’s double play of gigabit broadband and video will now pay $160 per month, up from $120. Existing customers will see their rates rise...Learn More

Google Fiber is Back….But How?

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After a high profile pause, Google fiber is back and its next target market is Louisville, Kentucky, according to Louisville mayor Greg Fischer. What’s not clear though, is how Google fiber intends to serve Louisville – through FTTP, fixed wireless, or some combination of both. Late last year, Google announced they were halting all announced...Learn More

Angie Communications Wants to Finish What Google Fiber Started And More With Ambitious Gigabit Plan

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Angie Communications, which calls itself the world’s largest telecom startup, has ambitious gigabit plans – including bringing Angie gigabit service to several markets that Google Fiber planned to serve but later halted and to 87 other markets. Angie has a unique business model that will use fiber that other network operators deployed to business buildings...Learn More

Google Fiber Now Pushing Gigabit Fixed Wireless

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When Google fiber acquired wireless ISP Webpass, they gained gigabit fixed wireless capability in six markets across the country. Shortly after this transaction, Google fiber began pausing their ambitious FTTP overbuild plans in multiple previously announced Google fiber markets, and conventional wisdom suggests they are rethinking their FTTP overbuild plans in favor of fixed wireless....Learn More

It’s AT&T Versus Google Fiber in Mocking Blog Post

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It’s AT&T versus Google fiber in a mocking blog post from AT&T Senior Vice President for Wired and Wireless Products and Services Eric Boyer. Although Boyer never once mentions Google’s name in the post, there’s no doubt which Internet provider he is referring to in the post titled “Does the Unfulfilled Promise of an Internet...Learn More

Google Fiber Expansion Paused, Staff Let Go

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A planned Google fiber expansion has been halted and the broadband access provider will reduce its headcount, as it evaluates how and if it will bring ultra-broadband services to additional markets. The move has been rumored for a few months and was confirmed by Craig Barratt, SVP, Alphabet and CEO of Access, who will be...Learn More

Google Wireless ISP is Official, Integration with Google Fiber is Now on Deck

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There is an official Google wireless ISP today, thanks to the closing of the Webpass acquisition by Google. Webpass has ‘tens of thousands’ of wireless customers, primarily business, in five markets across the U.S. They use a point-to-point wireless technology, offering access of up to a gigabit in speed. They currently have 800 buildings on-net....Learn More

AT&T Slams Google/Alphabet over Google Fiber Slowdown Speculation

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AT&T took to the blogosphere this week and expressed a bit of glee regarding speculation about a Google Fiber slowdown and other perceived missteps in broadband applications. Google Fiber is rumored to be in some trouble, and may be recalibrating their approach to the FTTP project. In a blog post, AT&T takes a somewhat paternal...Learn More

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