Techdirt: The Google Fiber Honeymoon Period Appears To Be Over

Techdirt: The Google Fiber Honeymoon Period Appears To Be Over. “When Google Fiber first arrived back in 2010, it was heralded as a gamechanger for the broadband industry. Google Fiber would, we believed, revolutionize the industry by taking Silicon Valley money and using it to disrupt the viciously uncompetitive and anti-competitive telecom sector. Initially things worked out well; with the mere mention of a looming Google Fiber target market resulting in a much-needed conversation about why the United States consistently languishes in mediocrity when it comes to our broadband networks (pro tip: it’s because AT&T, Verizon and Comcast all but own state and federal lawmakers). Seven years later, however, and the Google Fiber bloom appears to be off the rose.”