Years ago before I moved to Seattle, I was working in Grant County PUD as a telecom engineer. At one time, I was actually the responsible engineer for their Fiber to the Home project there. It was super interesting when we were providing 1 gigabit connections to all the houses in Grant county. We were also doing triple play at this time. Triple play is when a service provider is providing voice, data, and video. This may not be a big deal today, but this was in 2003 in Grant county Washington.
So today, I learned that Google is going to try to provide Gigabit Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network.
Interesting… but we’ve done it before already in GC. But with that said… I am sure google will do a better job. it just seems like we had some good ideas but just not at the right time.
Just like this Google power meter thing… we did that too… 😉