Thursday, August 18, 2016

Google's fiber-optic plans stall; wild grape vines can affect cable connection wires

Jack Nicas of the Wall Street Journal reports that “Google’s Fiber Plans Stall” in the August 15m 2016 front page for the paper, link .

Google’s holding company, Alphabet, officially uses Google Fiber as its own internet provider. Google is starting to ask cities or communities to build their own networks using its technology.

There is still an advantage to being able to get video quality broadband wirelessly, without building a bricks and mortar infrastructure at all, but data plans resist this.
Recently, I had an episode of pixilation on my cable TV (not Internet) and found that outside some wild grape had attached itself to my cable line and could pull it with wind.  Cutting it off seemed to fix the problem.

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