Gigabit internet could get a boost in the U.S. if the FCC votes to approve a new proposal affecting how utility poles are managed. This could help new service providers, like Google Fiber, rapidly deploy its fast internet service.
Fiber optics are great for those who can afford them and live in areas where the service is available, but researchers have discovered a means of twisting light that could give us wireless data that is as fast as fiber optics.
Webpass, the Google Fiber-owned gigabit wireless company, is expanding service to its seventh market later this year -- a luxury Seattle condo. It'll cost $60 per month for internet 20 times faster than the average U.S. connection.
Google's wireless high-speed internet service, Webpass, is expanding to Seattle and Denver in the coming months. It marks a shift in Google's internet strategy from fiber technologies to wireless alternatives.
An Alphabet spokeswoman has confirmed that the company plans to reassign hundreds of workers currently assigned to the Google Fiber project, amid persistent reports of a new focus on wireless internet.
Back in the gigabit internet game with a wireless and fiber optic cable hybrid, Google Fiber is taking on AT&T Fiber in Louisville, Kentucky. AT&T is stringing cable and Google will employ the hybrid to cut wireline costs and hassle.
With its acquisition of high-speed wireless internet access provider Webpass now completed, Google Fiber gets ready to offer hybrid systems. Future deployments will be all-wireless, all-fiber, or a hybrid of each technology.
Despite objections from the likes of Comcast and AT&T, Nashville's Metro Council has advance its proposal to bring Google Fiber to the city, moving it one step closer to a reality after a long, drawn-out legal situation.
Google Fiber wants to move all wires on Nashville utility poles, no matter who owns them. AT&T says it will sue if the city approves. Vote on Tuesday. Google Fiber wants to make progress with fiber optic internet access, AT&T says…
In a mocking, pointed, and detailed blog post, an AT&T executive traces its version of Google Fiber's entry into the broadband internet market. According to the post, AT&T keeps on deploying fiber optic cable while Google Fiber complains.
Blaming bad engineering drawings and unacceptable contractor assignments for moving and installing cables, AT&T explains slow pole access for Google Fiber. Google Fiber has had slow going in Nashville and has placed the blame on…