Friday November 04, 2016

Google Fiber Reassures Current Cities Everything Remains on Target

Remember last week when Alphabet announced that Google Fiber was doing so great that the CEO was stepping down, expansions were cancelled and they were laying off employees? Well, this week they want all the cities that currently have Google Fiber to know that everything is going to be just fine.

After announcing last week that it was pausing some potential fiber cities to ponder a shift to wireless, Google Fiber has been busy this week trying to reassure its existing (and now quite confused) cities that nothing is changing for them, and the company remains dedicated to completing its promised deployments. Google Fiber says it has "paused" deployments in eight cities where it had been considering deployment, including Portland, Chicago, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, San Jose/Palo Alto, and Tampa. Of those, Portland had done the most to prepare for service.