Google Fiber starts lighting select condos, apartments in Nashville

Google Fiber has launched limited services Nashville, offering 1 Gbps data to four apartment and condominium buildings. The internet giant will face off with AT&T and Comcast, which have already started to offer 1 Gbps services in Middle Tennessee.  

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Google Fiber augments Alphabet’s revenues, but also raises capital expenditures

Google Fiber helped increase revenue in Alphabet's “Other Bets” business by 108 percent in the first quarter, the company said, but it also pushed up the company's capital expenditures in that division to $280 million for the period.

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Google Fiber begins FTTH construction in San Antonio, but can’t confirm service delivery timeline

Google Fiber is making progress with its plans to deliver FTTH services to San Antonio residents, beginning network construction in the city.

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Google Fiber shutters free Internet service in Kansas City

Google Fiber will stop offering its free 5 Mbps service in Kansas City, Missouri — the first market it built into back in 2012 — signaling that it wants to increase broadband margins while attracting more potential customers.

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Google Fiber Drops "Free" 5-Mbps Service in Kansas City

Whether you consider the original Google Fiber offer of “free 5 Mbps Internet access” an unsustainable gimmick, a marketing platform to grab attention or an offer that puts additional pressure on other Internet service providers, Google Fiber appears to have concluded that the offer no longer serves a purpose. The lowest level of service now offered by Google Fiber in Kansas City, Mo. and Kansas City, Kan. is 100 Mbps , symmetrical, at a retail price of $50 a month.

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Google Fiber to roll out $10 phone service to all of its FTTH markets

Google Fiber confirmed that it is going to offer wireline voice service in existing and new markets where it plans to offer 1 Gbps FTTH broadband service.

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Google Fiber to bring 1 Gbps service to Salt Lake City by the end of 2016

Google Fiber confirmed plans to light its 1 Gbps FTTH service by the end of 2016 during the opening of a new store in the city's Trolley Square area.

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San Francisco Studies Cost of Municipal Fiber to Home Network

Though stating that “Internet access is available to most premises in San Francisco,” a consultant’s report to the city of San Francisco rightly suggests that “additional ISPs, whether public or private, would increase competition in the ISP marketplace.” The study suggests a demand-driven buildout, where a city-owned network would be built incrementally, on the model of Google Fiber, might cost $393.7 million. At an assumed market share of 30 percent of all ISP customers, and residential and commercial subscriber rates of $70 and $100 per month, respectively, revenues would not be sufficient to cover the $103.2 million in estimated annual debt service, capital and operating costs for 20 years until the initial construction debt is paid off. A full-city, every location build would cost even more: $867.3 million. Ongoing annual costs would be $231.7 million per year

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AT&T extends 1 Gbps FTTH service to five additional markets

AT&T is taking its GigaPower service into an additional five markets as it faces continual pressure from Comcast and Google Fiber for 1 Gbps services.

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Comcast follows Google Fiber’s $70 plan in Atlanta, but price comes with a contract catch

Comcast is beginning a 1 Gbps advanced trial for residential and business customers in Atlanta, laying a competitive challenge to Google Fiber with its own similarly priced 1 Gbps service. But while the cable MSO is following Google's pricing scheme, it's not without a catch.

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Comcast follows Google Fiber’s $70 plan in Atlanta, but price comes with a contract catch

Comcast is beginning a 1 Gbps advanced trial for residential and business customers in Atlanta, laying a competitive challenge to Google Fiber with its own similarly priced 1 Gbps service. But while the cable MSO is following Google's pricing scheme, it's not without a catch.

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Google Fiber battles AT&T, Comcast for utility pole access in Silicon Valley

Google Fiber is facing yet another battle over utility pole access in California's desirable Silicon Valley with AT&T and Comcast, who say that the service provider has no right to access those facilities.

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Google Fiber battles AT&T, Comcast for utility pole access in Silicon Valley

Google Fiber is facing yet another battle over utility pole access in California's desirable Silicon Valley with AT&T and Comcast, who say that the service provider has no right to access those facilities.

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Increasingly, Internet Access Speed Might Not Matter

There was a time when PC marketing was about processor speeds. No longer. At some point, end user value could not be demonstrated as processors got faster.

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AT&T one-ups Google Fiber in Louisville, Ky. with plans to install 1 Gbps service

AT&T may be challenging Louisville, Ky.'s new utility pole access process, but it's not wasting time to bring its 1 Gbps FTTH service to parts of the city while holding up Google Fiber from gaining a foothold in the market.

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Google Fiber Vdeo Take Rates Modest, So Far

Not that it matters too much at the moment, but Google Fiber does not seem to be getting many video subscribers, according to Craig Moffett, MoffettNathanson analyst. The primary impact is to limit Google Fiber revenue per account, as high speed access only tends to generate about $70 a month, where video plus Internet tends to generate $130 a month gross revenue. Over the long term, that difference in average revenue per account could be quite important, for obvious reasons: getting nearly double the revenue per account generally matters quite a lot for any ISP or triple play provider. According to Moffett, Google Fiber ended 2015 with about 53,000 video subs .

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Google Reshaping ISP Business Model

Fewer observers these days believe “what Google wants” from Google Fiber is solely to put pressure on the largest U.S. Internet service providers to upgrade networks faster. That has benefits for Google (Alphabet), but might be only one of several potential benefits. Quite simply, every incremental user, every incremental increase in access speed and every incremental increase in coverage increases ad inventory and ad impressions, which underpin the core Google revenue model

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Comcast’s 2 Gig service is cost-prohibitive, say Portland, Ore. officials

Comcast may be making progress in delivering its 2 Gbps service to areas like Portland, Ore., to battle emerging threats like Google Fiber, but city officials say the $300-a-month service is cost-prohibitive for most local residents. In addition to the $300 monthly fee, customers have to shell out $1,000 to have Comcast install fiber at their residence.

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Google Fiber ‘disappointed’ by AT&T’s pole access lawsuit, pledges to support Louisville

Google Fiber may be facing a new obstacle to deliver FTTH service in Louisville, Ky., as AT&T sued the city to block legislation easing access to its utility poles, but the fiber competitor says it will support the city in finding a way to overcome the issue.

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Google Fiber ‘disappointed’ by AT&T’s pole access lawsuit, pledges to support Louisville

Google Fiber may be facing a new obstacle to deliver FTTH service in Louisville, Ky., as AT&T sued the city to block legislation easing access to its utility poles, but the fiber competitor says it will support the city in finding a way to overcome the issue.

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