Consolidated Communications (CCI) has finally responded to Google Fiber's fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) call in Kansas City, Mo., with its own 1 Gbps Internet package for residential customers.
Google Fiber finally provided a further glimpse of hope that businesses will be able to get their 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service at least in the Kansas City area, but broader expansion is hardly a given.
Google Fiber has begun reaching out to local businesses in the Kansas City area to see if they would like to get a 1 Gbps service, reports the Kansas City Business Journal, citing a mailer about the new offer.
Google Fiber has equipped a Kansas City Starbucks coffee shop, located at the corner of 41 st and Main Street, with a direct fiber connection to provide patrons with in-store Wi-Fi Internet access.
Frontier Communications is making a move to take advantage of the 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) trend before Google Fiber by lighting up service for residential customers in select neighborhoods in Beaverton, Ore.
Google filed applications with the FCC to conduct a variety of tests across a number of spectrum bands, including the 71-76 GHz and 81-86 GHz millimeter wave bands. It's unclear exactly what Google is seeking to discover through the testing--the company said only that it will "enable testing of radios in a way that is likely to contribute to the development, extension, expansion, or utilization of the radio art."
While laying down fiber-optic cable is not cheap, Google Fiber chief Milo Medin says the "single biggest impediment" to wider deployment of his company's popular broadband service is TV program licensing costs.
DALLAS—FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, like his commission colleagues, is a champion of the IP transition and the capabilities it will bring to service providers but wants to ensure it does not affect competition.
The rollout of Google Fiber in a couple of U.S. markets has reverberated across the nation's telecom industry. The 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service has prompted numerous traditional ILECs, municipal providers and cable MSOs to launch, or consider launching, similar services. Special feature
Google Fiber has named former Qualcomm executive Dennis Kish as the new head of its fiber broadband project, a move that could signify that the service provider sees the service as more than an experiment.