Nick Bastone, provided by Published 1:23 pm CDT, Tuesday, April 16, 2019 After failed efforts to bring ultra-high speed internet to Louisville, Kentucky, Google Fiber will pay the city nearly $4 million to help repair damages it caused. The package — which will be paid out over the next 20 months — came as a result of the company agreeing to leave the streets in the same, or better, condition than before it started digging trenches and laying cables in 2017, according to a WDRB report. Fiber announced it would be sunsetting its Louisville operation in February, a little over one year after launching. The company cited challenges, particularly regarding its method of laying cables only inches below the surface (known as "micro-trenching"), as the reason for its departure. After failed efforts to bring ultra-high speed internet to Louisville, Kentucky, Google Fiber will pay the city nearly $4 million to help repair damages it caused. The package — … [Read more...] about Google Fiber is paying $4 million to Louisville, Kentucky to repair damage to city streets caused by its failed high-speed internet rollout (GOOG, GOOGL)
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Charlie Wood, provided by Published 6:00 am CDT, Friday, April 5, 2019 Alex Wong/Getty Images Amazon is planning to launch a constellation of more than 3,000 satellites into orbit to improve global internet access. The plan is codenamed 'Project Kuiper' and could cost billions of dollars, according to GeekWire. The United Nations estimates that by the end of 2019, half the world's population will still not have access to the internet. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories Amazon is planning to launch a constellation of 3,236 satellites into orbit around earth to increase access to high speed broadband. The ambitious project, codenamed 'Project Kuiper,' was spotted by GeekWire in a number of public filings from Washington DC-based Kuiper Systems LLC. GeekWire estimated that it could cost billions of dollars and put Amazon into competition with firms like SpaceX, which is planning its own satellite internet service. Amazon confirmed its plans in a statement … [Read more...] about Amazon to launch a constellation of 3,236 satellites to help people who don’t have access to high speed internet
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Paige Leskin, provided by Published 3:22 pm CST, Thursday, February 7, 2019 Reuters/George Frey Google Fiber, the gigabit-speed internet access provider, is shutting down its broadband service in Louisville, Kentucky. Google Fiber is operated by Access, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet. Google Fiber blamed its failure in Louisville on "challenges that have been disruptive to residents and caused service issues for our customers," the company said in a blog post. Residents have complained that Google Fiber employees left cables exposed in the streets. Google Fiber launched in Louisville in October 2017, and will officially shut down on April 15 — but it's still operating in 11 other cities. Alphabet's expansive project to provide ultra-high speed internet nationwide, called Google Fiber, is shutting down operations in one of its cities. The Google Fiber team said in a blog post Thursday it would be "saying goodbye" to … [Read more...] about Google Fiber is shutting down its super-high speed internet service in Louisville after residents complained that it left exposed cables in the streets (GOOG, GOOGL)
A fiber optic cable linking Phu Quoc Island to the mainland of Kien Giang Province in southern Vietnam has stirred to life, bringing high-speed Internet connection to the islanders and tourists. The submarine fiber optic cable can transfer data at 20 Gbps in both directions, tenfold the Internet speed through microwave connection users on the island have been using, state-run telecom giant VNPT said Thursday on its website. The cable system was linked to the island, which is administered by Kien Giang, by VNPT Kien Giang and Vietnam Electricity, the country’s power giant. VNPT Kien Giang is one of the Internet service providers on Phu Quoc Island, which is classified as a district. Island residents and tourists can now enjoy hi-speed Internet connection and cable TV, as well as better mobile phone network and digital data transmission services, according to VNPT. “Unstable and disrupted connections will be minimized,” the company said. The undersea fiber optic … [Read more...] about Business Vietnam’s Phu Quoc Island gets high-speed Internet access from fiber optic link Gold-plated pigs line the counter in Vietnam ahead of Lunar New Year