High costs associated with laying fiber-optic cables has forced Google Fiber to turn to wireless internet. Current fiber projects have been placed on hold in San Jose, CA, and Portland, OR. Projects in a dozen other metro areas, including Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas, will use wireless technology according to the Wall Street Journal.
Google Fiber has spent millions of
dollars on its fiber internet project since 2010, and has only expanded
service to customers in six U.S. cities. The
cheap cost of wireless internet has attracted other companies,
including Facebook, AT&T and Verizon, looking to add or improve
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