Google Fiber to acquire gigabit internet provider Webpass

Google Fiber is acquiring San Francisco-based internet service provider Webpass. The news, announced in a press release this afternoon, means Google’s own fiber internet service now has a well-established commercial provider of gigabit internet to aid its continued expansion. Webpass, founded in 2003, focuses on providing businesses with ethernet-based fiber connections, though it does provide residential gigabit internet in select markets for buildings built after 1995. Webpass is active in 5 major US markets, including the San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego, Chicago, Boston, and Miami. The company says it has more than 20,000 customers.

“By joining forces, we can accelerate the deployment of super-fast internet connections for…

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