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High-Speed Google Fiber Slowing Down

When Google Inc. unveiled Google Fiber in 2010, more than 1,000 cities wanted the fiber cables. Google Fiber began its efforts in Kansas City, spending hundreds of millions of dollars laying the fiber optic cable amid ruined lawns and ruptured gas lines.

Close to six years following that announcement, six metros have been “wired,” and Google parent company Alphabet Inc. is tacking in a different direction, citing high costs and infrastructure challenges. Google Fiber called a halt to projects in San Jose, CA and Portland, OR. Instead, the company is focusing on possibly using wireless technology, rather than cables, to connect homes.

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