Google Fiber buys Webpass, jumps into CLEC infrastructure access fight

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Webpass was just acquired by Google Fiber. See this morning’s blog post about Webpass’ beef with AT&T at the California Public Utilities Commission for more info on what Webpass is up to.

It won’t have an immediate impact on the proceeding – lots of hoops to jump through first – but long term, it gives Google Fiber a big, new weapon in its fight to gain access to fundamental broadband infrastructure in California. There are also implications – positive – for its current fiber-to-the-apartment project in San Francisco.

Thank you to everyone who emailed/tweeted/poked me this morning. I didn’t see the press release yesterday. My excuse is that I’m working in a poorly served area of rural California this week, and this is the way it is for too many people. But we’re going to change that!