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Google Fibre Optic Network is Expensive: Up to $11 Billion a Year

The America investment company Bernstein Research said in a Research, if Google plans to build a nationwide fibre optic network for 20 million families in five years, their capital spending will reach $11 billion a year.


Last year, Google announced details of the Kansas city valley fibre project for the first time, there are analysts bluntly pointed out that when Google creating new broadband service it will face several obstacles. Bernstein Research analyst Carlos Kirjner and Ram Parameswaran estimates that Google fibre only in the first phase of the project in the Kansas city, Google will need to spend $84 million, cover 149000 families to provide this service.

Among them, about $38 million will be spent in Kansas city, Kansas, $46 million will flow to the Missouri, Kansas city, the two cities every family laid Google fibre optic network cost is $674 and $500 respectively.

In addition, Google also needs to be linked to the indoor fibre optic cable, which is a huge cost.

Bernstein Research estimates that if it connects only indoor fibre optic cable, Google’s cost at $464 per family, if it uses broadband and pay-TV services family at the same time, the connection costs would rise to $794 per family.

Bernstein Research, said: “in order to reduce labor costs, Google will connect each community family optical fibre network.

And parames varin also pointed out that if the Google in Kansas city fibre optic service scope expanded to 300000 households, the cost will be doubled, to $170 million. Meanwhile, Google in Austin, the fibre construction investment and Kansas city are flat or even smaller, because the initial analysis results show that the underground infrastructure area even if needed will be bigger, but because of Austin’s population density is bigger than a Kansas city, the average access cost will be less.”

Limited impact:

At present, such as comcast and time warner cable and Charter the existing service providers covered by indoor fibre optic cable users are 53 million, 30million and 12 million respectively. Bernstein Research on the basis of these services, calculated the Google fibre cover the total cost of 20 million families. According to the calculation, Google fibre optic service penetration rate of 15%, equivalent to a “large and medium-sized network access and Paid-TV provider.

And according to parames varin, estimates that if Google make optical fibre network coverage within five years, 20 million families, “the need of capital spending will reach $11 billion a year or so.” So, Google should carry out this project, which will suffer a big question. They said in the report: “this has limited impact on the global broadband access industry.” It is estimated that Verizon before the stop implement FiOS expansion projects, each family optical network access costs about $4000.

Google Today Held a Conference that Fiber Optic Service Will Be Expanded to Austin

Foreign media reported, Google and the Austin city on April 9, the local time, held a conference in the United States, which is expected to announced that GoogleFiber superspeed broadband service will expand to the Austin.

American science and technology information website Venturebeat said last week that Google and Austin has issued a media invitation, both sides plan to hold a press conference on Tuesday, to announce Austin will become the next city that Google fiber optic network provided. This is the main content of the news conference, Austin, introducing Google fiber broadband service matters, but Google may also disclose other partners at the press conference.

Industry insiders pointed out that Google fiber to Austin extension seems to doom. First of all, Austin city invited Google testing high-speed broadband services in the city, including outdoor fiber optic cable and indoor fiber optic cable, but in this round of competition, Google finally chose Kansas city). Second, Austin itself can be referred to as the “science and technology city” : Texas instruments, dell, samsung, IBM, AMD, Intel and other well-known companies with offices all over the city. The city also has many tech startups, and is an annual SXSW conference venue.

Google chairman Eric Schmidt (Eric Schmidt) has already made it clear that Google fiber optic network is a “business”, and plans to further expand the scope and scale of the service. Google announced last month that it would put Google fiber services extended to 25 miles away from Kansas city to Olathe (Olathe) city.

Besides Venturebeat, Austin KVUE television also confirmed that the city will introduce Google fiber web services messages. At the same time, Google also announced in a blog, Austin will be opened Google fiber optic service under a USA city.