Verizon is taking a page out of the Google Fiber playbook, taking pre-orders for FiOS broadband service ahead of its launch in Boston.
After more than two years of discussions and planning, San Jose, California city leaders are poised to approve Google Fiber's plan to install 1 Gbps fiber optic cable across the city. The move would kickstart the fiber giant's strategy to bring its service into Silicon Valley and beyond.
AT&T is making another statement in the wake of Google Fiber's move to bring competitively priced FTTH into the San Francisco metro market by launching its 1 Gbps GigaPower FTTH service in six areas at the same $70 per month price point.
Google Fiber is moving ahead with its FTTH build in Huntsville, Alabama as utility crews began installing fiber over the past week that will support its low-priced 1 Gbps Internet service.
CenturyLink will need to continue to expanding its fiber networks to serve a mix of residential and business customers as it faces growing threats from upstart providers like Google Fiber and cable operators like Comcast and Charter Communications building out into new areas.
Google Fiber has launched limited services Nashville, offering 1 Gbps data to four apartment and condominium buildings. The internet giant will face off with AT&T and Comcast, which have already started to offer 1 Gbps services in Middle Tennessee.
Google Fiber may be in less than a handful of markets today, but it's clear that the service provider's presence is driving incumbent telcos and cable MSOs like AT&T and Comcast to rethink their pricing plans even for their lower speed tiers.
Google Fiber is making progress with its plans to deliver FTTH services to San Antonio residents, beginning network construction in the city.
Google and Facebook are separately testing wireless broadband technologies that expand on fixed-line networks. And at least one of them may eventually threaten mobile network operators.
Google Fiber will begin offering a symmetrical 25 Mbps broadband service option to low income neighborhood residents in Kansas City, Mo., one of its first FTTH markets.