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Google appoints new CEO of Fiber division

Google has appointed former Time Warner Cable chief operating officer, Dinni Jain, as CEO of Google Access – its internet service provider division that runs Google Fiber and Webpass. Jain replaces former Google Access boss, Gregory McCray, who reportedly left Google last year after less six months in the job. He will lead the California-headquartered Access team, […]

Google Fiber launches in Huntsville, Alabama

Google has rolled out its Google Fiber broadband initiative to Huntsville, Alabama, after leasing part of the municipal fiber network built by Huntsville Utilities. As of this week, residents and small business owners in North Huntsville can sign up for Google Fiber’s superfast Internet, TV and phone service. Google’s head of business operations for Huntsville, […]

Alphabet appoints new Google Fiber boss

Google’s parent company Alphabet has reportedly hired former Aero Communications CEO Gregory McCray to lead its Access unit, which includes Google Fiber. According to Bloomberg, which broke the news, Alphabet is reducing in size its Access division alongside the appointment with “several hundred employees” moving over to the main Google business. The news comes after […]

Google boosted by YouTube and mobile search

Google parent company Alphabet reported strong third quarter results, with mobile search and video powering its core ad business. Announcing the results last week, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that the company’s advertising business is “thriving in a mobile world” and said that users are “super-attentive and engaged” in mobile services like Google search, YouTube, […]

Google halts new Fiber rollouts, cuts staff in major strategy shift

Google will not now roll out fibre internet in most of its ‘potential Fiber cities’ and will cut staff in these markets, in a major change to its connectivity strategy. In a blog post announcing its decision, Google said that work would continue in its existing Google Fiber footprint – in the cities where it […]

Google Fiber closes Webpass deal

Google Fiber has closed its buyout of San Francisco-based internet service provider, Webpass. In an announcement on the Google Fiber blog, Google’s ISP arm said that Webpass is now officially part of the company and that the takeover of smaller affiliate, Webpass Telecommunications, is expected to close later this year – subject to regulatory approvals. […]

Google unveils biggest ever update to Fiber TV

Google has unveiled the biggest update to Fiber TV since it launched the service in 2012, with a new interface, recommendations and smart search. The redesigned user interface and DVR screen is designed to make it easier for users to find programmes and recordings, with information like Rotten Tomatoes ratings also now added to the […]

Report: Google to cut half of Fiber staff

Google parent company Alphabet is reportedly looking to cut half the staff of its Google Fiber division, as it looks more to wireless technologies. According to a report by The Information, Alphabet CEO Larry Page has asked Google Fiber boss Craig Barratt to halve the size of the Fiber team to 500 people after failing […]

Google Fiber opens up in Charlotte

Google Fiber has opened up sign-ups for residents and businesses in Charlotte, North Carolina, 18 months after it said it would roll out its high-speed internet service there. Google is launching in the Highland Creek neighbourhood of the city, offering fiber broadband at speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps, a TV package and the option […]

Google Fiber buys San Francisco ISP Webpass

Google Fiber has agreed to buy San Francisco-based internet service provider, Webpass. Confirming the deal, Webpass said it will remain focused on rapid deployment of high-speed Internet connections for residential and commercial buildings, primarily using point-to-point wireless. “By joining forces, we can accelerate the deployment of superfast Internet connections for customers across the US,” said […]

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