Google Fiber 'Presses Pause' In Other Cities, Not San Antonio
After months of speculation about the future of Google Fiber, the company says it is time to push "pause" on expanding the high speed provider to new cities.
Craig Barratt, Senior VP at Alphabet says their existing footprint and cities like San Antonio where they have launched, plans will remain unchanged. Barratt resigned as head of Alphabet's Access division - which includes Google Fiber - in the same announcement.
A statement provided by Google to TPR says they will continue deploying in San Antonio , and are piloting new ways to do so including a process of "Microtrenching," a process that they hope disrupts less burried infrastructure.
Costs of running fiber cable has been expensive, and Google has been delivering wireless high-speed Internet in some markets since earlier this month.