Google Fiber will not offer TV packages once it launches in Louisville and San Antonio. The Alphabet division will instead focus on providing high-speed internet, as it struggles with the high costs of building out its network.
Google October 8, 2017
Alphabet unit Access has decided to pause the rollout of the high-speed internet service Google Fiber. Layoffs are also coming to the business, as a shift in focus is said to be on the way.
Google October 26, 2016
Nokia has wired an entire apartment building in South Korea with a 52.5 Gbps fiber connection. SK Broadband helped out, fusing its existing fiber network with Nokia’s passive optical network technology to deliver the huge speed boost.
Internet October 19, 2016
A quantum teleportation record has just been set! Researchers, in cooperation with The City of Calgary, were able to teleport a light particle over a straight-line distance that has never been achieved before.
Energy September 21, 2016
Nokia claims to have achieved internet speeds of 1 Terabit per second. The speed is 1,000 times faster than the speed offered by Google Fiber in the U.S.
Internet September 20, 2016
Comcast gigabit internet service rolls out in Chicago on a trial basis, but compared with the ones that launched in Atlanta and Nashville, it's two times more expensive.
Internet August 19, 2016
The cost and time associated with installing underground fiber optic cables for Google Fiber have been slowing down the business. The service is now investigating wireless solutions to the problem.
Google August 15, 2016
Google revealed three new data plans for Google Fiber that are geared toward small businesses. The data plans are the result of the company's decision to end the high-speed internet service's Early Access program.
Internet July 13, 2016
Google’s latest undersea cable network has finally completed, delivering 60 Tbps of bandwidth between the U.S. and Japan. The project, dubbed FASTER, is a joint effort of the company alongside five major telecommunications companies in Asia.
Google June 30, 2016
Facebook and Microsoft have partnered to create a massive undersea fiber optic cable dubbed MAREA. This submarine cable system will be constructed across the Atlantic Ocean.
Internet May 27, 2016
A team of researchers from the University of Illinois have set a new record for data transmission speed at 57 Gbps. The record was achieved through fiber optic cables and a special laser.
Internet March 29, 2016
Researchers at the University College London are testing fiber optic cables that can send data at 1 Tbps. Currently, 24 Mbps is what considered as superfast Internet in the UK.
Internet February 12, 2016
All Cole Marshall wanted in life was his own house and fast and reliable Internet service. It turns out that it had to be one or the other, and unfortunately, he had to find out the hard way.
Internet Culture October 3, 2015
Researchers and computer scientists from the University of Wisconsin have created a map of the Internet cables in the U.S., the first map of its kind. The data has been collected over a period of four years.
Internet September 15, 2015
Google Fiber just finalized plans to expand its ultrafast internet services to San Antonio's 1.4 million-resident market.
Internet August 6, 2015
The incident in the Bay Area is the latest in a series of attacks that damage fiber optic cables, causing disruptions in Internet services.
Business July 1, 2015
Researchers have been able to increase the power of optic fiber signals by 20 times, allowing them to send the signals over a distance of 7,456 miles without any distortions affecting them. What possibilities does this result hold for the future of the Internet?
Internet June 29, 2015
Microsoft wants to build a vast undersea cable system in order to achieve faster connections for its customers and gain a competitive edge in cloud computing. The project involves partnering with a number of telecom companies to help in building the new undersea cables.
Internet May 12, 2015
Mysterious invites for Google events in Raleigh and Durham in North Carolina have sparked speculation that Google's high-speed fiber optic Internet service is set for its debut in the state.
Internet January 24, 2015
Google is reinforcing its fiber-optic cables that span across the Pacific Ocean. The move is to protect the cables from sharks that from time to time gnaw on the cables
Business Tech August 18, 2014
Verizon FiOS will be boosting its upload speeds to match its download speeds, starting with customers that are on the company's My Rewards + program.
Business Tech July 24, 2014
Calix upgrades a Texas-based telecom network with high-speed data rates of 1 Gbps. On the same day, it welcomes a 25-year veteran of the telecommunications field to its board of directors.
Internet July 8, 2014