A Key YouTube Exec Has Moved To Google fibre

Margaret Healy, YouTube

Photo: Dave Dugdale

Margaret Healy, who oversaw strategic partnerships at Google’s YouTube, is moving to work on an ambitious new project at the company: Google fibre.Google fibre is a service that offers extremely high-speed Internet to homes. Right now it’s in Kansas City, but there’s every indication that Google plans to offer it more widely across the nation.

Healy, a 12-year veteran of Google, announced the move in a Google+ post.

As New Media Rockstars noted, YouTube video creators showered Healy with well wishes on Twitter.

Healy and Google haven’t disclosed anything about her goals. But since TV service is part of Google fibre, it would make sense for her to play a big role in courting established content players and the new stars she cultivated at YouTube for Google fibre.

We also think it’s significant that she’s moving to Google fibre, period. While employees always move around in big companies, Google is a place where people flock to the most promising projects.

In May, Healy posted a link to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s recent Harvard Business School commencement address, where she advised graduates to “get on a rocket ship whenever you get the chance.”

“Now just go and find that rocket ship,” Healy wrote. Looks like she did.

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