[PLUG-TALK] Google fiber is expensive for Google

Russell Senior russell at personaltelco.net
Sun Aug 28 05:58:47 PDT 2016


>>>>> "Michael" == Michael Rasmussen <michael at jamhome.us> writes:

Michael> the cost of Google Fiber operations is second only to the
Michael> search operations.
Michael> http://www.kitguru.net/channel/generaltech/matthew-wilson/google-fibre-might-be-in-trouble-as-service-becomes-too-expensive/

This isn't surprising, wireline infrastructure is capital intensive.
The operational expenses are comparatively miniscule.  The idea that
they can get by with wireless instead is, i think, delusional.
Particulary in Portland, the trees will kill them.  I expect Google to
flounder around experimenting with wireless for a few years, and then
return to what actually works.


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