With New Google Fiber 100 Mbps Tier, Google Hedges on Gigabit

A new Google Fiber 100 Mbps tier may shed some light on the competitive realities of the gigabit marketplace. Google is introducing this cheaper 100 Mbps offer for $50 in their forthcoming Atlanta market. This is the first sub-gigabit tier offered by Google Fiber, besides...Learn More

Google Fiber to Provide Free Gigabit Broadband to Public Housing

Google announced a plan to provide free gigabit broadband to public housing, starting in its Kansas City market. The initiative is a part of the broader ConnectHome project, launched by the White House and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development back in July 2015....Learn More

With Comcast DOCSIS 3.1 Roadmap Announced, The Gigabit Wars are About to Heat Up

An announced Comcast DOCSIS 3.1 roadmap will add competitive gigabit services to many markets. Gigabit broadband capability via DOCSIS 3.1 technology is coming to Atlanta and Nashville in early 2016, with Chicago, Detroit, and Miami coming later in the year Comcast announced today. “We’re constantly...Learn More

Google Testing Home Phone Service Called Google Fiber Phone

When Google launched Google Fiber several years ago, phone service was noticeably absent from their double play offer of broadband and video. That may change, with testing of Google Fiber Phone. The Washington Post managed to get a copy of a notice Google sent out...Learn More

With Chicago, L.A. on Tap, Google Fiber Experiment Quickly Evolving into National Broadband ISP

Google announced yesterday that they are now studying Chicago and Los Angeles for Google Fiber markets . Should they eventually build there, these two markets would be their largest to date, by far. It’s a long complex process and Google Fiber in one or both...Learn More

With Latest Invitations, No Google Fiber in Verizon Markets Continues

Google invited three additional markets to undergo the next phase of Google Fiber evaluations. They include Oklahoma City, OK; Jacksonville, FL and Tampa, FL. A joint planning process will now begin, where Google and these cities perform some detailed studies to determine whether Google will...Learn More

Google Fiber Cities: Irvine, Louisville and San Diego Are On Deck

Google Fiber may be expanding – again. Google has asked the cities of Irvine, California; Louisville, Kentucky; and San Diego, California to work with them to roll out Google Fiber networks, according to a September 10 Google Fiber blog post. Demand for super-fast Internet is...Learn More

Google OnHub Poised to Shake Up Wi-Fi Router Market

Is this Google Fiber or the Nexus smartphone and tablet all over again? Google today announced OnHub – a new Wi-Fi router from networking equipment manufacturer TP-LINK that the Internet giant apparently had a hand in creating. As Google explains in a short video, the...Learn More

TDS: Fiberville is Helping FTTH Meet or Exceed Company Objectives

With over 1.2 million connections of broadband, phone, and IPTV services in 150 communities across the U.S, TDS is the seventh largest traditional telco in the country. Like many of their telco brethren, TDS has embarked on a FTTH overbuild, including a gigabit offer, which...Learn More

Among Gigabit Broadband Noise, There is Deafening Silence

Gigabit broadband has captured the imagination of the broadband industry. There is at least one weekly announcement of a new gigabit deployment, sometimes more. We know many service providers, large and small, are launching gigabit services. The number is in excess of 100 deployments, most...Learn More

San Antonio is Now on Deck for Google Fiber

Google announced yesterday that San Antonio is their next Google Fiber market. With its 1.4 million residents, San Antonio is the largest city to date for Google’s growing FTTH footprint. San Antonio joins a growing number of cities, including Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Raleigh, and Salt...Learn More

Google, CenturyLink, Cablecos to Offer Low-Income ConnectHome Service

Updated later on July 15 A range of broadband providers – including Google Fiber, CenturyLink, Cox Communications, Suddenlink Communications and Vyve Broadband – have agreed to offer broadband Internet service at little or no charge to low-income people in 27 communities as part of a...Learn More