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Google Fiber is getting no love in Austin, Texas

Google Fiber is getting no love in Austin, Texas

If you mention Google Fiber in most places, you'll generally get one of two responses. Either people will be excited, because they're getting (or have already gotten) the high speed service, or people are sad that the company hasn't picked their city to get it. But in Austin, Texas, you'll get a very different reaction.

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Google Fiber’s heading to Huntsville, Alabama

Google Fiber’s heading to Huntsville, Alabama

Google has announced another city set to get its Google Fiber service: Huntsville, Alabama. The plans were revealed today by Google and Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle; it will involve the Huntsville Utilities’ fiber network, something the city had decided to build back in 2014. The city had sought fiber providers who may be interested in coming to the city, and Google apparently expressed such interest.

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Google Fiber service to be provided in public housing

Google Fiber service to be provided in public housing

Internet is an important part of modern life, often being necessary for applying to jobs and, in some cases, working those jobs, not to mention educational requirements and banking. Google pointed out the necessity in a statement today, saying that for low-income families, something as simple as having or not having Internet access can be the deciding factor between “thriving or falling behind."

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Google fiber tipped to gain voice services

Google fiber tipped to gain voice services

Google has been rolling out its Google Fiber internet service around the country slowly and much to the chagrin of internet providers already in place in the cities Google has chosen. Reports indicate that Google is now set to add a new voice service that some people in Google Fiber cities can opt for.

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Google Fiber adds Los Angeles, Chicago to potential cities list

Google Fiber adds Los Angeles, Chicago to potential cities list

Google has revealed that two of the largest cities so far have been added to the list of potential candidate location for its gigabit internet service, Google Fiber: Los Angeles and Chicago. Google says the two metropolitans are the largest they've begun talks with so far, and with the help of city officials the company will start its process to determine if Fiber can be rolled out there. There's already a number of other cities on Google's potential list, and unfortunately there's no timeframe for when Fiber might be rolled out in the populated hubs.

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AT&T to bring its Fiber-enriched GigaPower to 38 more cities

AT&T to bring its Fiber-enriched GigaPower to 38 more cities

Lately, Google has been trying to take a bite out of the carrier business pie, and now carriers are trying to bite it back. For example, Verizon's LTE-U push, which is being contested by the likes of Google, is, in a way, trying to cut into Google's Wi-Fi offering. Now AT&T is now also trying to give Google a taste of its own medicine, by announcing its plans to extend its "100% Fiber" GigaPower service to 38 more metros, particularly in locations that Google Fiber has yet to reach.

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“A” is for Access, Alphabet’s potpourri of subsidiaries

“A” is for Access, Alphabet’s potpourri of subsidiaries

Ever since the Alphabet announcement, Google and its former operations and projects have been undergoing a massive restructuring. Some, like Life Sciences, Nest, and Google itself, we already know by name. Some, however, are still trying to find their proper place in the grander scheme of things. Some of those seem to have found a temporary home in Access, or more formally, Access and Energy, a mishmash of projects all lumped together and somewhat loosely linked to one major Google business that has almost gone silent: Fiber.

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Google Fiber lure dangled in front of three new cities

Google Fiber lure dangled in front of three new cities

Google Fiber has been dangled as a possible future service in a handful of new cities, with Google announcing that it is working with officials in Oklahoma City, Tampa, and Jacksonville, Florida to possibly expand its service into those cities. While Google now has a bit more competition in the gigabit-Internet market than it did when Fiber first arrived, it is still a coveted service in many eyes, one that many cities have tried to entice.

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Google Fiber to flow into Irvine, Louisville, San Diego

Google Fiber to flow into Irvine, Louisville, San Diego

While there is a growing demand for even just basic Internet access in some countries, more commercialized markets, like the US for example, are already clamoring for even higher speed connections. Naturally, Google, whose entire business hinges on being connected to the Net, has a vested interest in making that happen, hence Google Fiber. Now Google is announcing that it is looking into bringing the highly elusive beast into rvine, CA, Louisville, KY, and San Diego, CA. That is, provided they do meet the necessary requirements.

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Google Fiber is coming to San Antonio, Texas

Google Fiber is coming to San Antonio, Texas

Google Fiber is about to roll out into its largest city so far: San Antonio, Texas. This is the latest in Google’s slow-growing ultra-fast Internet service, which has already been available in several cities and is slated to roll out in many more. Google cites San Antonio as being a big and still growing tech hub, one that is drawing in more tech jobs through things like the Tech Hire initiative. Sibling city Austin, TX has already enjoyed Google Fiber service.

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Google says Fiber and Nest are “longer-term sources of revenue”

Google says Fiber and Nest are “longer-term sources of revenue”

This afternoon Google suggested that three of their earlier stage products were under "tight governance." These products were Fiber, Google Life Sciences, and Nest - all products which the company suggested weren't about to be big cash sources for the company any time soon. Meanwhile Google's confidence in mobile was unabated - this Android-based part of their company was doing extraordinarily well, so said both Ruth Porat, Chief Financial Officer for the company, and Omid Kordestani, Chief Business Officer for the company.

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White House announces ConnectHome initiative to bring internet to low-income homes

White House announces ConnectHome initiative to bring internet to low-income homes

The Obama administration has announced a program today that aims to increase the number of low-income households who have access to high-speed internet. The initiative is called ConnectHome, and will see Google, along with internet service providers including Cox, Sprint, and Century Link bring broadband service that is either free or at a very cheap price to 275,000 families across the US, in 27 cities.

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