Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Google Fiber Paused In Los Angeles
In a move which may put off the addition of high speed fiber in Los Angeles from Google indefinitely, Google said it is "pausing" the addition of Los Angeles, and the rest of its current potential cities, to its Google Fiber service. According to Google Fiber's outgoing CEO, Google is looking towards "new technology and deployment methods" and "refine" its ability to bring super-fast Internet to cities. Google said "we're going to pause our operations and offices while we refine our approaches" and that it would be reducing its employees working on the effort. Google did not specifically address Los Angeles, which is among a number of "potential Google Fiber" cities, where it had been conducting talks with local governments and other preliminary efforts.