Google Fiber has added Gladstone as the latest municipality in the Kansas City area to get its 1 Gbps fiber to the premises service.
AT&T may have been one of the latest traditional service providers to reveal plans to launch a 1 Gbps fiber plan, specifically in the Austin, Texas market, but an executive maintains the carrier is not just responding to Google Fiber's move into the city.
Broadband proponents hail Google Fiber's buildouts in Kansas City, Austin and Provo as a smart, fast way to get 1 Gbps service into more areas of the United States. But the Internet search giant's potential dominance of the broadband network space may endanger the ideal of open access for other providers.
Google Fiber named Grandview, Mo., as the latest addition to its Kansas City-area fiber to the home network after the city's board of aldermen voted to bring the service to their community.
Google Fiber's expansion into Shawnee, Kan., is only part of a "ripple effect" that the 1 Gbps FTTH service is causing within the telecommunications space, according to an analysis of the service by financial experts.
CenturyLink is providing its own answer to Google Fiber's last-mile fiber vision by launching a 1 Gbps-capable fiber to the premises pilot deployment that will serve 48,000 homes and businesses in Omaha, Neb.
Vermont's Vtel has entered the 1 Gbps fiber to the home symmetrical speed race, serving up a $35 a month offering for rural consumer and business customers.
Google Fiber may have officially got the green light from Provo's city council to purchase the iProvo network, but it's now facing a protest from area incumbent telco CenturyLink.
Greenlight, a municipally-owned service provider in Wilson, N.C., will make its service even more competitive with three area service providers--AT&T, CenturyLink and Time Warner Cable--when it debuts its 1 Gbps service this July.
NBN Co., the Australian government-backed company rolling out the country's National Broadband Network, will offer a 1 Gbps wholesale service to competitive service providers beginning this December.