[PLUG-TALK] Google fiber is expensive for Google

Michael Rasmussen michael at jamhome.us
Sun Aug 28 09:08:21 PDT 2016


On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 05:58:47AM -0700, Russell Senior wrote:
> >>>>> "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.
 
My surprise is that the costs associated with physical fiber are well known. 
This could not have been a surprise. 

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