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.
Google Fiber may have grand ambitions for its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) initiative, but a growing number of critics are concerned that its "fiberhood" selective build-to-demand approach may leave a number of consumers in the broadband lurch.
TDS Telecom has named the Waterford, Wis., area as its next destination where it will offer its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and IPTV-based TDS TV service.
Cincinnati Bell has become the latest telco to enter the increasingly crowded 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service space, a move that enhances its competitive standing against not only Time Warner Cable but also Google Fiber, if it comes to Cincinnati.
AT&T is putting a foundation in place to deal with impending competition from Google Fiber by reaching an agreement with local officials to move ahead with plans to install its AT&T GigaPower fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network service in Cupertino, Calif.
AT&T is launching its GigaPower network in Miami, giving residential and small business customers access to symmetrical broadband speeds of up to 1-gigabit per second. The Miami launch is part of the company's GigaPower initiative that it launched late last year in which it promised to deliver its ultra-fast fiber service to up to 100 cities across 25 markets nationwide.