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.
As an aside, AT&T's plan to compete with cable providers is already feasible. AT&T is already testing its 5G network and expects a full 5G deployment by 2020-2021. A 5G network will be more than capable of providing TV over internet. AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV and their upcoming 5G network means they have the ability to go head-to-head with cable companies in