google-fiber-salt-lake-cityGiven that pretty much all of Google’s products and services require users to have some kind of internet connection, some of the company’s efforts at providing internet, such as Project Loon and Google Fiber make a lot of sense. However as far as Fiber is concerned, it seems that Google will be dialing back their efforts a bit.

In an announcement on Google’s website, the company announced that for some of the markets that they were considering rolling Fiber out for, they will be hitting the pause button on that. According to Google, “For most of our ‘potential Fiber cities’ — those where we’ve been in exploratory discussions — we’re going to pause our operations and offices while we refine our approaches.”

They also add, “We’re ever grateful to these cities for their ongoing partnership and patience, and we’re confident we’ll have an opportunity to resume our partnership discussions once we’ve advanced our technologies and solutions.” It also seems that in addition to pausing the rollout of Fiber for some “potential” cities, there will be some layoffs.

The good news is that for cities that already have Fiber or for cities that have been confirmed to receive Fiber, things will proceed as per normal and that this seems to only affect those that Google were considering but had not yet confirmed.

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