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Google Fiber not responding to rumours, acquisitions the next step?

Tuesday 6 September 2016 | 17:19 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Background
Google Fiber is reportedly going through tough times. The number of subscribers is less than expected, at just 200,000, staff have been cut to around 500, and costs are expected to be cut by 90 percent. Nevertheless, Google continues to roll out the fibre broadband service, including fighting in Nashville for a simplification of rules for using utility poles, a move opposed by the opposition in order to stymie the arrival of the newcomer. AT&T used the oppportunity to dismiss Google Fiber in a blog post. How will Google Fiber continue? More acquisitions seem likely.

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