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Google Fiber loses another exec as communications head departs for Niantic

  • Gabriel Stricker has left Google Fiber to join Niantic Labs, which created the viral app Pokemon Go.
  • His departure is the latest blow for the Alphabet subsidiary, which has endured layoffs, cost-cutting measures, and two CEO resignations in the past two years.








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Google Fiber, once one of the internet company's most audacious projects, just lost another executive as the business struggles to gain traction.
Gabriel Stricker, who joined Fiber from Twitter in late 2015, was serving as vice president of communications and policy. CNBC has learned that he left to become vice president of communications at Niantic, the gaming company that created the viral Pokemon Go app.
Stricker tweeted about his new gig on Tuesday:



It's been a tough couple of years for Fiber. As part of Access, the Alphabet unit, Fiber has endured cost-cutting measures, layoffs, and two CEO resignations. It once planned to blanket the country with super-fast gigabit internet access using fiber but has pivoted to focus on cheaper wireless alternatives or leasing existing fiber.
In February 2017, Access shifted hundreds of employees away from Fiber and hired a new CEO, Gregory McCray, from Aero Communications. He resigned in less than six months, and the Access group is still hunting for a new leader.


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A Google spokesperson confirmed Stricker's departure and said the company has no plans to hire a new communications VP. This was Stricker's second stint in public relations at Google.
Niantic was an early pioneer in augmented reality with Pokemon Go, and the company is now developing technology for the growing number of AR platforms. CEO John Hanke said late last year that it's launching a Harry Potter game in 2018 as a joint venture with Warner Bros.
Niantic Labs was part of Google until 2015. As part of the restructuring into Alphabet, it was spun out into an independent company.
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The FCC Just Made It Easier For Google Fiber to Expand



For years Google Fiber has fought to expand their internet services into new markets. Sadly they have been slowed by existing providers blocking access to poles. This has greatly impacted Google’s ability to expand their fiber internet service.
Now the FCC has handed Google Fiber, and other internet providers who want to expand, a huge victory. This week the FCC voted to recommend a One Touch Make Ready (OTMR) policy that would simplify and speed up the pole attachment system.
This means Google Fiber and others now can get access to existing poles in your city to run their wires after a 25-day review window. As long as Google Fiber does not move or splice into any equipment already on the pole they can add their equipment and wires to the pole even if the current pole users do not respond within the 25-day review window.
This will greatly speed up the roll out of new internet networks around the United States that have struggled to get access to run poles through a city.
Why is this so important? Well in Nashville, Tennessee, Google Fiber only got rights to 33 out of a total of 44,000 poles they needed access to after 4 months of trying. Not only did Google need permission from the pole owner, but they also needed permission from all other companies that use the pole. This caused Google and others to go through a slow and painful process of getting access to run new fiber lines.
Look for networks like Google Fiber to quickly speed up their rollout now that the FCC is making this change.
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Alphabet hires Time Warner Cable executive to lead Access and Google Fiber



Another new CEO at Access as Alphabet struggles to figure out the future of Google Fiber






Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google parent company Alphabet has tapped Dinesh Jain, former chief operating officer at Time Warner Cable, to lead up its Access division, which includes the Google Fiber unit and internet service provider Webpass. Jain is replacing former Access CEO Greg McCray, who left last year amid turmoil at Access over the future of Google Fiber and Alphabet’s longer-term plans for providing low-cost, high-speed internet to both consumers and businesses.
“Dinesh “Dinni” Jain, an accomplished veteran of the US and European cable and telecommunications industries — most recently as chief operating officer at Time Warner Cable — starts as CEO of Access today,” reads a post published today on the official Google Fiber blog. “He will lead Access and its team, which includes employees at our headquarters in California and in the nearly 20 markets across the country where Google Fiber and Webpass have ongoing operations.”
Access has been struggling as Google Fiber stalls and Webpass pulls out of new markets
Alphabet first purchased Webpass, a San Francisco-based gigabit internet provider, in June of 2016, one year after the massive restructuring of Google that separated out Fiber and numerous other units from the search giant under the new Alphabet Inc. umbrella. At the time, Webpass became part of the newly minted Access division. Access operates under Alphabet leadership, which includes Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and is separate from Google proper. As part of the restructuring, Page and Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat reportedly began putting pressure on non-Google divisions within Alphabet to more aggressively find a path to profitability or risk downsizing or shuttering altogether, leading to a fair amount of executive turnover across the board.
In the intervening months since the Webpass purchase, Google Fiber has struggled to progress in its US expansion plans. In October 2016, then-CEO Craig Barratt announced layoffs in the Fiber unit and also confirmed that he would no longer lead the Access division, with the search for a replacement CEO taking place shortly thereafter. Google Fiber also “paused” launches in nine markets at the time as it reevaluated whether laying fiber optic cable was a viable business model. It was thought at the time that Webpass would becoming Access’ new vehicle for launching gigabit internet, as Webpass uses wireless transmission via rooftop satellites on existing apartment complexes.
In February, Access hired McCray, former Aero Communications chief exec, as its new CEO and announced that hundreds of staff at the division would be shifted over to Google proper. McCray only stayed on as CEO until five months, becoming the second Access chief to step down. Just last month, Webpass announced that it would be leaving the Boston market, one of only eight cities the company serves, due to apparent performance reasons. As it stands right now, Google Fiber is actively shrinking as Access figures out what to do with its current Fiber markets and those served exclusively by Webpass. So needless to say, Jain has his work cut out for him as the division’s new chief exec.
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