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 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 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 […]