Google Fiber is finale its wireless home Internet service in Boston, and existent business in the city will remove their service someday in the next several months.
Google Fiber has had its struggles, but the Boston shutoff doesn’t indispensably meant that wireless business in other cities will remove service. The service apparently fared feeble in Boston, but the company says it is still doing better in its other locations.
Google Fiber got into the wireless business in Oct 2016 when it purchased Webpass, which provides speeds trimming from 100Mbps to 1Gbps and especially serves multi-unit residential buildings and businesses. Webpass started portion Boston in 2015 before it was bought by Google.
But Webpass has stopped usurpation new business in Boston and is shutting down its operations there, The Verge reported yesterday.
Google Fiber reliable the decision when contacted by Ars today.
“As with any acquisition, we’ve spent some time evaluating the Webpass business. As a outcome of the analysis, we’ve done the decision to breeze down Webpass operations in Boston,” a orator for Alphabet’s Access multiplication told Ars. “We’ll work with business and partners to minimize disruption, and there will be no evident impacts to their Webpass service.”
Comcast and RCN offer wire Internet service in Boston, and Verizon FiOS has started charity service in tools of the city.
Webpass continues in 7 markets
Webpass service is still accessible in Chicago, Denver, Seattle, Oakland/East Bay, San Diego, San Francisco, and Miami. Denver and Seattle were new launches in 2017, and it doesn’t seem that any of other pre-merger locations are in risk of shutting down.
“We continue to see clever subscriber response opposite the rest of the Webpass portfolio, including successful launches in Denver and Seattle in 2017,” the Access orator told Ars.
Google Fiber declined to contend how many business it is portion in Boston. It also hasn’t supposing a specific finish date for Boston customers’ service but says it will take several months to breeze down operations in the city.
Nationwide, Google Fiber offers Internet service in 20 cities (including Boston, for now) around possibly fiber or wireless connections. The ISP lists eight cities as “potential” locations, but it hasn’t committed to expanding to them.