Google Fiber

Report: Google Fiber to Cut Staff After User Totals Disappoint

Sources claim that Google Fiber has been disappointed with the company’s overall number of total subscribers since launching five years ago. A paywalled report over at The Information cites a variety of anonymous current and former Google employees, who say the estimated 200,000 or so broadband subscribers the company had managed to sign up by…

Google Fiber

Google Fiber Insiders Say Company Meeting Targets

So, is Google Fiber a serious ISP, or a cute experiment? When Google started, there was a lot of worry that the effort was little more than a PR exercise designed to light a fire under the nation’s broadband duopoly. And indeed it did function that way; the company’s promise of symmetrical gigabit broadband for…

Google Fiber

Google Fiber Goes Live in a Tiny Part of Nashville

After announcing plans to expand into the city fifteen months ago, Google Fiber says it has started lighting up a handful of apartment buildings in the city this week. As in Atlanta and San Franciso, it appears that Google Fiber is leaning on existing fiber deployments in Nashville to bring ultra-fast service to some areas…

Google Fiber

Google Fiber is Forcing ISPs to Lower Prices, Speed Up Service

Google Fiber may not be available to all that many subscribers yet, but the effort continues to force incumbent ISPs to step up their game — and lower their traditionally high prices. Generally, Google Fiber has paid dividends by generating a nationwide conversation not only on the lack of broadband competition in most markets, but…

Wave Broadband

Wave Broadband Offers $80 Gigabit Service in Portland

Wave broadband has beaten Google Fiber to the punch by announcing its now offering symmetrical gigabit broadband to some Portland residents for $80 a month. Like most gigabit deployments these days availability is anything but uniform; the company’s announcement makes it clear that the service will be initially be made available to a scattered number of…

Google Fiber

Google Fiber Begins San Antonio Construction

After being officially announced as an expansion market last summer, Google Fiber says it has officially begun construction on its gigabit fiber to the home deployment in San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio’s an absolutely sprawling metropolitan market that poses some notable challenges to a company whose progress on deploying fiber to smaller cities has been…

Google Fiber

Google Fiber Plans to Offer Next-Gen Wireless

While Google Fiber is slowly but surely growing, the company continues to eye wireless as a way to notably expand faster, cheaper broadband. In a conversation with ReCode, Access CEO Craig Barratt, who oversees Google Fiber, says the company is experimenting with a number of different wireless technologies to try and accomplish this goal. Among…

Google Fiber

Google Fiber Pushing New 25 Mbps, $15 Broadband Option

On Monday we noted that Google Fiber had quietly eliminated a “free” 5 Mbps option from its pricing lineup. Under that option, users could get a symmetrical 5 Mbps line for free after paying a $300 installation fee, which could be paid all at once — or in $10 monthly installments. Google Fiber appears to…

Google Fiber

Google Fiber Dropping ‘Free’ 5 Mbps Option

When Google Fiber originally launched in Kansas City, the company offered several options, including symmetrical gigabit broadband for $70, and TV and symmetrical broadband for $120 (now $130). But the company also offered a third option: a symmetrical 5 Mbps tier that was free after users paid a $300 installation fee — which could be…