The Demise of Google Fiber and Internet Under Dirt

If you have not heard the news, Google Fiber is no longer expanding its installation in the 10 markets they service and the head of Google Access (the Google Fiber overlord company), Craig Barratt, is stepping down. Also in the news, was a little-publicized statement from AT&T’s chief executive, Randall Stephenson, where he said, “I will be sorely disappointed if we are not going head-to-head” with cable companies by 2021. [Read More]

Google Building New Datacenter in Lenoir, NC

Good news for the Unifour area of North Carolina (where I lived three years of my early adult life), Google is building a 210 job, $600 million dollar datacenter to help bolster its online offerings. Google Taps North Carolina for New Datacenter Site (E-Commerce Times): Google plans to build a new, US$600 million datacenter in North Carolina designed to help support its online operations, the company announced Friday. The site, to be located in the city of Lenoir, is expected to create about 210 jobs over time. [Read More]