Google Fiber is acquiring Webpass, a San Francisco-based ISP that offers fiber and wireless-based broadband services, in a deal that will enhance the service provider's fiber expansion efforts.
Google Fiber is progressing with its FTTH build in Charlotte, North Carolina as the service provider has been granted 82 permits for aerial and underground network facilities.
Google Fiber may be successfully forcing the hands of incumbent telcos and cable operators to upgrade their infrastructure to deliver higher speed broadband, but its move to revoke its customers' right to sue the company in a court of law marks a disturbing trend, a Consumerist article notes.
Google Fiber is slowly making progress toward setting up service in Portland, Oregon, with the latest development being city approval for the company's first "fiber hut."
Google Fiber is looking at Dallas as the next destination for its 1 Gbps FTTH service journey, laying a challenge to AT&T's established FTTH network.
Ting is taking another step forward with its FTTH deployment plans, announcing that it will begin construction in Holly Springs, North Carolina later this summer and connect homes by the end of the year.
Verizon is taking a page out of the Google Fiber playbook, taking pre-orders for FiOS broadband service ahead of its launch in Boston.
After more than two years of discussions and planning, San Jose, California city leaders are poised to approve Google Fiber's plan to install 1 Gbps fiber optic cable across the city. The move would kickstart the fiber giant's strategy to bring its service into Silicon Valley and beyond.
AT&T is making another statement in the wake of Google Fiber's move to bring competitively priced FTTH into the San Francisco metro market by launching its 1 Gbps GigaPower FTTH service in six areas at the same $70 per month price point.
Google Fiber is moving ahead with its FTTH build in Huntsville, Alabama as utility crews began installing fiber over the past week that will support its low-priced 1 Gbps Internet service.