If online video's future--particularly when it comes to 4K streaming--depends upon the capacity and speed of the nation's networks, then companies like Google play a critical role. Google Fiber's ongoing challenge to other Internet service providers is to bring 1 Gbps services to consumers at a reasonable price.
Sonic, a competitive broadband service provider, is entering the 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) game with plans to deliver service to residential customers in six Northern California communities, including Brentwood.
Just days after Google Fiber announced it would bring its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service to a number of major North Carolina towns and cities, including Charlotte and the Triangle area, AT&T is ramping up its workforce to support its own fiber network push in the state.
Google Fiber said it will continue to invest in bringing its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services to more cities regardless of what direction the FCC takes with net neutrality.
Google Fiber confirmed on Monday that it would bring its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services to four new metro areas in the Southeast--Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, N.C.,--illustrating its desire to continually shake up the status quo of the broadband market.
Google Fiber is going to bring its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service to four new metro areas, reports The Wall Street Journal, citing two people close to the issue.
Google has not confirmed it is launching an MVNO, though reports seem to indicate it is planning to do so. We don't know what Google's go-to-market strategy would be or how much money it would invest. Yet we do have some outlines of how and why Google would launch a wireless service--and so far it does not seem that promising.
Google Fiber is expected to announce that Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte, N.C., are going to be the next cities to get its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service, with network buildout beginning as early as April, according to a WRAL TechWire report.
Google's telecom service ambitions are going to be a mix of both 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) data, video and now wireless service. According to multiple reports, Google is talking with Sprint and T-Mobile US to launch an MVNO service on their networks.
Google Fiber wrote in an FCC filing that if the FCC proceeds with reclassifying broadband providers under Title II of the Telecom Act, it could enable it to more readily gain access to utility poles and related infrastructure like ducts owned by electric and gas utility companies.