Google Fiber announced the closing of the ISP Webpass acquisition. The acquisition importantly extends Google Fiber’s footprint into five new markets and provides the company with the wireless broadband expertise it says it expects to use in other markets.
Webpass serves subscribers in Boston, Chicago, San Diego, San Francisco, and Miami. Google Fiber has not previously had a presence in any of Boston, Chicago, San Diego or Miami.
But the real value to Google may be Webpass’ expertise in point-to-point wireless to deliver gigabit services. It is expected that Google will deploy both/either fiber or wireless to reach customers in the most economic manner available.
More information is available at the blog of Dennis Kish, President, Google Fiber