Finding itself seriously challenged in the Atlanta market virtually overnight, Comcast has gone on the marketing offensive against Google Fiber, imploring consumers, in a promotional flyer, not to "fall for the hype."
Google Fiber is finally providing details about how it will price its 1 Gbps FTTH service in Atlanta, while adding some new elements to its broadband roster.
Google Fiber kicked off plans to offer free or reduced-cost 1 Gbps Internet service by wiring up 100 families in the West Bluff community of Kansas City, Missouri.
Google Fiber may be looking into using its expanding fiber infrastructure to offer phone services.
Google Fiber is in the process of testing a new voice service with some of its FTTH customers that will allow a user to have one number for any of their wireline or wireless devices.
Google Fiber's ongoing buildout of its 1 Gbps-capable FTTH service in six metro areas and exploration into entering Los Angeles and Chicago is a sign that the service provider is looking to make a larger impact in the broadband market, says Wells Fargo in a research report.
Driven by telco and cable providers like AT&T and Comcast, the number of gigabit Internet connections is projected to rise tenfold to 10 million by the end of year, with residential connections accounting for about 70 percent of the total, says Deloitte Global.
Residents of Austin, Texas are saying a Google Fiber installation is to blame for flood damage to their homes that occurred during record rainfall in October 2015.
AT&T and Google Fiber may be hot on the FTTH buildout trail in Raleigh and Cary, N.C., but it appears that construction crews for these two providers are not respecting residents' property.
AT&T is upping its 1 Gbps FTTH game with plans to build out service to parts of 38 additional metro areas. Upon completion, the service provider will double the amount of metro areas it serves to a total of 56.