Wednesday, October 26, 2016 11:00 PM

GOOGLE FIBER RECOMMITS TO NASHVILLE AS COMPANY HALTS ROLLOUT IN OTHER CITIES

Google Fiber has recommitted to bringing its gigabit internet services to Nashville as the company halts plans to possibly expand to 11 other cities and as its CEO has suddenly stepped down.

A spokesman for Google Fiber confirmed that Nashville is not among the cities impacted by the recent decisions.

Google Fiber intends to continue its rollout into cities where it has launched or is under construction, including Nashville, but plans to “pause operations” at most of the markets previously targeted as "potential cities," where exploratory discussions had taken place: Portland, Ore., San Jose, San Diego, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Oklahoma City, Dallas, Louisville, Ky., Jacksonville, Fla., Chicago and Tampa, Fla.,

That decision — which will include job cuts, reported to be 9 percent of Google Fiber's workforce — was announced Wednesday by Craig Barratt, senior vice president of Alphabet, parent company of Google Fiber and CEO of Access, in a blog post that also announced his resignation.

News source: http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2016/10/26/google-fiber-recommits-nashville-company-halts-rollout-other-cities/92766054/

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