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...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...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...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,...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....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...Learn More

Kansas City Smart City Initiatives Yields Benefits

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The first compilation of Kansas City Smart City data was released yesterday. Sharing the data and information with 18 other cities, five federal agencies and two other countries, Smart City project leaders explain how strategic use of Big Data analysis is helping KC improve commonly...Learn More

Will Pai’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee Re-invent the Wheel?

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has established what he is calling the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) aimed at bridging the digital divide and accelerating the deployment of high-speed broadband services. “The BDAC’s mission will be to identify regulatory barriers to infrastructure investment and to make...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...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...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...Learn More

Report: Gigabit Network Benefits Include 25% Price Drop for Lower Speed Tiers

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When gigabit broadband comes to an area, prices for broadband services of 100 Mbps or more are reduced by approximately $27 per month, according to a new study about gigabit network benefits conducted by Analysis Group for the Fiber to the Home Council. That’s about...Learn More

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