Broadcom Sews Up $5B Deal for Brocade


Chip manufacturer Broadcom has announced a deal to buy Brocade Communications, a major supplier of fiber channel storage area networking technology to data centers, for $5.5 billion in cash and the assumption of Brocade’s $400 million debt. That represents a 47 percent premium over Brocade’s closing share price last week, said Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney. The “architecture, algorithms, software [and] semiconductor chips embedded in Brocade’s fiber channel systems are what’s valuable to Broadcom,” Broadcom CEO Hock E. Tan told investors.

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Google Pursues Both Fiber and Wireless Broadband Ambitions


Google Fiber this week began reaching its tentacles into North Carolina’s Research Triangle, a move that seems to contradict the gloom-and-doom rumors of layoffs and low consumer interest. The Triangle is Google Fiber’s eighth incursion. It’s already available in Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; Kansas City, Kansas and Missouri; Nashville, Tennessee; Provo, Utah; and Salt Lake City. The North Carolina activity may alleviate some of the doubts over Google Fiber’s direction, which mushroomed several months ago.

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Google Fiber's Long, Tough Road Is Full of Twists and Turns


Alphabet has been facing significant roadblocks in expanding Google Fiber into new U.S. cities, in part due to significant competitive and legal challenges from incumbent broadband providers like AT&T and Comcast. The companies currently are embroiled in a dispute over access to utility poles in Nashville, Tennessee, where Google claims that its competitors have been dragging their feet in making poles ready for Google’s wires, even though the work has been approved. The city council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a controversial proposal.

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Webpass Buy Lets Google Fiber Extend Its Tentacles


Google Fiber, the high-speed Internet unit of Alphabet, has agreed to buy Webpass, a San Francisco-based broadband service provider that operates in five major metropolitan areas of the U.S., Webpass announced Wednesday. The deal will allow the combined companies to accelerate the growth of high-speed Internet across the U.S., said Webpass President Charles Barr. Webpass will remain focused on expanding Web access to residential and commercial buildings, mainly through point-to-point wireless infrastructure, he said.

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Review: Corning's USB 3.Optical cable delivers on long distance promise

Corning’s USB 3.Optical cable replaces copper with fiber optic filament for faster sustained data transfer over much longer distances than standard USB 3.0 cables, but that speed comes with a few caveats.

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Google, US government launch plan to bring Fiber service to public housing

Google is partnering with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to bring its Fiber Internet service to public and affordable housing projects, the company announced on Wednesday.

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Google Fiber will come to multiple new cities, along with new wireless service

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Google Fiber is planning a major new expansion across multiple cities in the South and Southeast while simultaneously exploring wireless possibilities. Could the search giant be preparing to open a huge new front against the ISP status quo?

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