[PLUG-TALK] Google fiber is expensive for Google

Pete Lancashire pete at petelancashire.com
Sun Aug 28 07:02:55 PDT 2016

But is this not pretty much Alphabet's (ie Google's) ... what can I call it
business model ?

Invest in something, and give up within a 2-4 years ?

Sketchup, Boston Dynamics, a good other 5-6 software ventures, etc

On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 5:58 AM, Russell Senior <russell at personaltelco.net>

> >>>>> "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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