Google say they’re “pausing” their Google Fiber operations in most “plausible” cities, and they’ve also laid off or reassigned nine-percent of the project’s staff.
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Google Fiber CEO Craig Barratt announced he was stepping down on Tuesday this week, though he says he’ll stay on in an advisory role.
Anywhere where Fiber has already launched – or where progress has already begun – is safe, and these operations will continue.
However, for now, anywhere Google was planning on setting it up next has been placed on pause. This includes Tampa, Los Angeles, Portland and Dallas, among others. A full list can be found here.
Google say they’re looking to refine their approaches before announcing a resume date, assuming that happens at all.
As for the layoffs: “In this handful of cities that are still in an exploratory stage,” writes Barratt, “and in certain related areas of our supporting operations, we’ll be reducing our employee base.”
There’s no official word in Barratt’s post about how many staff are affected, butBloombergare reporting that aforementioned nine-percent.