Google Fiber's expansion into Provo, Utah and Austin, Texas, along with its ongoing efforts in Kansas City, has caused some market analysts to reconsider how the 1 Gbps service will play out in the long term.
At last week's The Cable Show in Washington, D.C., Comcast CEO Brian Roberts showed off a 3 Gbps cable broadband connection, which is three times faster than Google Fiber service and nearly 150 times faster than the current average broadband connection speed in the United States.
Verizon FiOS's top speed may only be 300 Mbps, but Fran Shammo, EVP and CFO of Verizon told investors that it can deliver 1 Gbps service similar to what Google Fiber is touting--when the demand comes.
Google is working on plans to fund, develop and launch wireless networks in emerging markets as part of a broader push to get 1 billion people around the world connected to the Internet, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal .
Google Fiber announced Raytown, Mo. as the next destination for its 1 Gbps fiber service, challenging AT&T and Comcast. The city aldermen in Raytown voted unanimously in favor of the move.
Google Fiber said late Wednesday that it won an agreement to launch its pay TV and high-speed Internet service in Raytown, Mo., where it'll compete against Comcast and AT&T's U-verse TV and Internet products.
Matt Beal, CTO of CenturyLink, is leading the telco's move to begin a 1 Gbps fiber to the premises service trial in Omaha. Sean Buckley speaks with Beal about what's driving its 1 Gbps pilot deployment and what the trial means for the telco.
AT&T is more than willing to build its own fiber network in Austin, Texas--as long as it gets the same terms the city is offering to Google for its vaunted 1 Gbps buildout.
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Bob Currey, CEO of Consolidated Communications, said that when Google Fiber begins to enter the parts of Kansas City where it operates they will be ready to compete.