Google Fiber looks for NYC-based sales manager
Google Fiber (NASDAQ: GOOG) may have not named New York City on its recent list of planned 34 cities where it could build out its 1 Gbps fiber to the premises (FTTP) service, but its employment page revealed it is looking to hire sales support staff in the city, reports Geek.com.
The Internet search giant wants to hire new staff who can sell fiber-based broadband services to area businesses, apartment complexes and condominiums.
In its employment listing, Google Fiber said it is searching for a "Google Fiber Regional Sales Manager" who will operate out of New York City and be tasked with managing "multiple teams that evangelize Google Fiber services to MDU (multi-dwelling apartments and condos) and large SMB owners."
It has not formally made any announcement on any of the 34 cities it outlined in its plan or New York City, but its potential presence in the city could shake up the broadband market that's been dominated by Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC).
And while Verizon (NYSE: VZ) does have a strong presence in the city with its FTTP-based FiOS service, it is still in the process of scaling the service into more areas that currently don't have it yet. For its part, Verizon has maintained that New York City and Texas remain its two largest FiOS markets and growth has helped drive up wireline margins.
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