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MikeP688
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MikeP688,
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9/30/2014 | 4:41:49 PM
Re: Change In Direction?
Having been privy to the expansion of municipal wi-fi in my community, I think the smart strategy for Google is to pursue active/engaging partnerships with Cities.    As this gathers steam, it will pull the rug from under the "newbies" who are vying for a piece of the action.     
jasonmeyers
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9/17/2014 | 3:41:25 PM
Re: Change In Direction?
Thanks for weighing in, Teresa - I think that's a smart observation. If that's the case, I wonder what the Google Fiber model looks like a year or so down the line... do you think it could pursue more partnerships, teaming up with municipalities in areas where incumbent providers aren't stepping up? In that scenario, though, Google would still need to be the network expert to a degree, I suppose.     
tmastrangelo
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tmastrangelo,
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9/17/2014 | 3:22:16 PM
Change In Direction?
I think Google FIber has accomplished what it set out to do and that was ignite interest and investment in gigabit broadband.  With so many other operators stepping up to the plate - and many in proposed Google Fiber markets - it does not surprise me at all that they have essentially gone silent these last few months.  They've learned alot of lessons about building a network and its clear they are behind schedule in KC and Austin.  Perhaps they are going to shift their focus more towards applications and services.
Atlantis-dude
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Atlantis-dude,
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9/17/2014 | 3:21:42 PM
Re: Did he get booted or did he leave?
r they rethinking access to use qualcomm based wireless tech?
jasonmeyers
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jasonmeyers,
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9/17/2014 | 1:07:01 PM
Re: Did he get booted or did he leave?
I think that's a great point. Maybe they don't care as much about being the (big, dumb) pipe as they do about being the application/services brand.
jasonmeyers
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jasonmeyers,
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9/17/2014 | 1:05:29 PM
Re: Did he get booted or did he leave?
KBode - yeah that's a mystery, and unfortunately Google is characteristically tight-lipped and declined an interview.
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DOShea,
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9/17/2014 | 1:04:55 PM
Re: Did he get booted or did he leave?
Maybe Google is starting to switch gears a little bit, realizing that its not going to keep up with the Gigabit movement it breathed some life into. Choosing leaders more associated with tech around the consumer experience, albeit at the chip level, might a hint that it will look to differentiate its fiber offering where it enters the home.
KBode
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KBode,
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9/17/2014 | 12:18:11 PM
Did he get booted or did he leave?
The Wall Street Journal article doesn't really say if he left on his own accord or was booted off the project. If so, why? Wonder if Google higher ups aren't that happy with the pace of deployment in Provo, Austin and Kansas City? Or maybe this is just a run of the mill guard change.


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