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More doom for Google Fiber
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Roy
2016-10-26 14:19:49 UTC
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http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/10/26/google-fiber-suspended-in-san-jose-and-most-other-planned-cities-alphabet-unit-ceo-quits/

"Plans for Google Fiber super-fast internet service are officially
suspended in “most” of the cities where the service isn’t already
operating or under construction, including San Jose and four other
Silicon Valley cities."

"For San Jose, the company had estimated that 60 percent of its cable
would be underground and 40 percent aerial."

And that is the killer
poldy
2016-10-26 19:11:49 UTC
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http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/10/26/google-fiber-suspended-in-san-jose-and-most-other-planned-cities-alphabet-unit-ceo-quits/
"Plans for Google Fiber super-fast internet service are officially
suspended in “most” of the cities where the service isn’t already
operating or under construction, including San Jose and four other
Silicon Valley cities."
"For San Jose, the company had estimated that 60 percent of its cable
would be underground and 40 percent aerial."
And that is the killer
What that they'd have to trench?

The Webpass wireless company they acquired is supposedly more suited for
multi-family dwellings, i.e. big apt. buildings, rather than
single-family homes.

Plus AT&T and Comcast are suing in certain cities to make it harder for
them to deploy.

Now, with AT&T trying to acquire Time Warner, they're competing against
ISPs which own a lot of content.

So can they match the bundled packages of data and TV?

If not they better hope that OTT services take off. Direct TV plans to
offer programming over the Internet instead of through satellites.
Roy
2016-10-26 23:01:10 UTC
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Post by Roy
http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/10/26/google-fiber-suspended-in-san-jose-and-most-other-planned-cities-alphabet-unit-ceo-quits/
"Plans for Google Fiber super-fast internet service are officially
suspended in “most” of the cities where the service isn’t already
operating or under construction, including San Jose and four other
Silicon Valley cities."
"For San Jose, the company had estimated that 60 percent of its cable
would be underground and 40 percent aerial."
And that is the killer
What that they'd have to trench?
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Underground cable usually means horizontal drilling in cities. Figure
$10-30 per foot and that's for a big contract! For single family homes
it is hard to justify the cost.

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