Google Fiber to Provide Free Gigabit Broadband to Public Housing

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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

Google Testing Home Phone Service Called Google Fiber Phone

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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

Consumer Watchdog: Google Spending on Lobbying Tops All in Tech

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Facebook, Apple and Amazon spent more on lobbying the federal government in 2015 than ever before, while Google spending on lobbying expenses exceeded $16 million for the second year running, according to non-partisan non-profit Consumer Watchdog. Google spending on lobbying exceeded all of the 16...Learn More

ComScore: Google Sites Unique Monthly Visitors Hit 248.4 Million

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Google swept top rankings in comScore’s December 2015 Search, Digital Media Property and Online Video Rankings. Google Sites led the core search market in December, garnering a 63.8% share of search queries, as well as earning a first place online video ranking by attracting 181...Learn More

Level 3 and Google Reach Settlement-Free Interconnection Agreement

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT) and Google announced they have reached a new multi-year, settlement-free interconnection agreement between their global backbone networks that will help both companies meet their customers’ needs into the next...Learn More

ComScore: Google Unique Visitors Reach 247.1 Million, Tops Digital Media Rankings

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Google sites attracted 247.1 million unique visitors in November, topping digital media rankings and once again earning Google the #1 draw among comScore’s Top 50 digital media properties, which includes desktop and mobile websites. Further attesting to its prominence, the number of unique Google Site...Learn More

Parks Finds 31 Percent of Broadband Homes With Streaming Media Players

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Streaming media players (SMPs) were present in 3 in 10 (31 percent) of U.S. broadband households as of end-3Q 2015, up from 27 percent at the start of the year. That’s poised to increase, as more than 14 percent of U.S. broadband households intend to...Learn More

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

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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

Montana Courts Google, Facebook for Bozeman Data Center

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In today’s economy, data centers are a prized economic development trophy. It speaks to the information economy reality, since data centers don’t really employ that many people, at least compared to manufacturing plants. Yet localities want them, and a Google or Facebook version is highly...Learn More

Desktop Video Market Share: Google Dominates, Says comScore

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ComScore on November 20 released market research reports ranking the leading digital multi-platform media properties and desktop online video services. Both online media sector rankings are based on market data drawn from comScore’s Media Metrix (MMX) Multi-Platform and Video Metrix services. Google continued its reign...Learn More

With Latest Invitations, No Google Fiber in Verizon Markets Continues

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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

Report: YouTube Continues to Lead Online Video Views, Facebook is Closing In

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The number of  online video views by Americans on desktop computers fell just shy of 195 million in September, according to the latest comScore Video Metrix report, which pegged the number at 194.8 million. Google sites continued to attract the most ¨eyeballs,¨ while AOL was...Learn More