Google's telecom service ambitions are going to be a mix of both 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) data, video and now wireless service. According to multiple reports, Google is talking with Sprint and T-Mobile US to launch an MVNO service on their networks.
Google Fiber wrote in an FCC filing that if the FCC proceeds with reclassifying broadband providers under Title II of the Telecom Act, it could enable it to more readily gain access to utility poles and related infrastructure like ducts owned by electric and gas utility companies.
As we look to close out yet another year here at FierceTelecom, it's time to reflect back on the major news themes of the past year. Net neutrality and consolidation were just a couple of the key topics that will continue to dominate the industry. Once you've checked out this year's biggest stories, let us know what you think in the comments.
Google Fiber has delayed an announcement about where it will extend its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) data and video services until "early next year," according to various reports.
Ting, which currently operates as a mobile virtual network operator of Sprint, said it purchased a majority stake in a small, independent Internet service provider (ISP) in Charlottesville, Va., called Blue Ridge InternetWorks (BRI). "Just like that, we're starting our new mission to bring the things that people love about Ting for mobile to the world of fixed access," the company said.
While it's mind boggling in this day and age that cities need to go through so many hoops to build their own broadband networks, it's encouraging to see what's being done in the area of municipal Wi-Fi.
TDS Telecom is now offering its growing 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) product in Mt. Juliet and La Vergne, Tenn., two markets where it had already offered fiber-based 100 Mbps broadband service.
Google Fiber announced that it will start signing up both residential and small business customers for its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) in the south and southeast areas of Austin, Texas, with plans to bring the service to other neighborhoods.
Google Fiber has applied for a franchise agreement in Tennessee, a sign that the service provider is laying the ground work to make a possible launch of its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service in Nashville, reports The Tennessean.
Google Fiber is finally providing details on its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) build in Austin, Texas, revealing pricing for its stand-alone and bundle service tiers.