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The launch of Google fibre last week in Kansas City has left everyone asking about Google’s plans to go nationwide with this game-changing super fast service.Our suggestion is that people don’t hold their breath waiting for Google’s super-fast fibre network to come to their home.
To do Google fibre in a big way would mean spending billions. If Google went head-to-head with Verizon Fios and built a network of similar size, that could cost $50 billion, says Internet analyst Rory Maher at Capstone Investments in a research note.
To do Google fibre nationally it could cost $400 billion, Maher reckons. Plus, it would take years.
But there’s no question that Google is ramping up to invest in Google fibre beyond a single city. It’s been collecting patents for fibre technologies. Plus Google is looking to hire about 30 people to its new Google fibre team, including a bunch of new product managers.