Fiber has so far been one of the flagship projects of Google, so that gave more autonomy allowing it to emancipate when the search company was reorganized creating Alphabet. It is neither more nor less than of its own cable operator premiered in 2012, and has since been trying to expand into the United States.
Last April we told you that this kind of experiments were beginning to be a problem in Alphabet accounts, something that seems to have led the company to cancel, or at least postpone, the expansion plans of Google Fiber. They wanted to give a positive reading on your blog, but as internal sources have told to Ars Technica, shall be broken to 9% of the workforce Fiber while pause its expansion plans to other 10 cities.
This measure will only affect the 10 cities that Alphabet was considering expanding Google Fiber, but which had not yet been committed, namely Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Jose and Tampa. Therefore, it will not affect the 8 cities in which Fiber was already operating, according to the company and not with those already committed: Huntsville, Irvine, San Antonio and Louisville.
Being operator is not so easy
Perhaps Google believed that only by putting his name to an Internet service people would go to them like crazy. But they have run into a competition that has not hesitated to face them offering better connections and some decisions soon successful as that of making police and automatically fining those who perform non-legal downloads.
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In an article entitled ‘Advancing our amazing bet’, the CEO of Google Fiber, Craig Barratt, said that its subscriber base and revenues are growing rapidly, but they want to change their approach to stay competitive. Now they will focus on developing new technologies and methods for implementing ultra – fast Internet.
Therefore, Google Fiber is selling pause its expansion projects as a change in strategy, while no shortage of voices who interpret this move as a step backwards in a business that did not quite jell . In fact, self Craig Barratt has finished article announcing that it has decided to step back, and no longer be the CEO of Fiber.
The staff of “Access”, in charge of working out Fiber to new cities, of those team where their arrival will be canceled where you lose your job or be carried Alphabet other sub-companies. In the statement, they have not given numbers, but according to sources, Ars Technica would be between 9 and 13.5% of the workforce of Fiber.
In the last year, Google Fiber has changed its subscription model and has gone to bring Fiber to some cities to buy existing operators in a visible change in strategy. In August also he said that Larry Page wanted to reduce the staff of this company, all symptoms that had not yet found a position and a path that ended convince them. We will see how he feels the future of the project the latter reverse. More on http://wikimodel.org/Tags: Google slams fiber