Regional wireless provider C Spire is using the Google Fiber playbook to deliver ultra high-speed broadband in Mississippi. The move could signal a trend in which other companies use the Google business model to bring fiber to other regions of the US.
Google has started conversations with these nine US metro areas about installing new high-speed fiber-optic networks.
AT&T says it's in the final stages of negotiating a deal with cities in the North Carolina Triangle region to deploy its U-verse GigaPower gigabit fiber broadband service.
The high-speed Internet service starts at $70 per month and features speeds of up to 300Mbps, which will eventually be upped 1Gbps at no extra cost.
Google reveals plans to expand its gigabit Internet network to nine more urban areas, covering 34 cities.
The NSA may have employed an old-school spy technique -- updated for the Internet age -- to gain access to data from tech giants like Google and Yahoo, reports The New York Times.
The company's plans for upgrading Provo, Utah's existing fiber-optic network include free broadband at current speeds.
Double-digit growth means high-speed fiber links are becoming more common in Europe and America. Copper lines keep getting faster, though, and some network operators aren't eager to pay for upgrades.
The tech giant is wiring the Texas capital city with its Gigabit service.
Google and the city of Austin, Texas, are hosting a press conference on Tuesday, and they aren't saying what it's about. Some speculate it has to do with the 1Gbps broadband service coming to the city.