Google and Verizon have figured out Fiber to the Home is too Expensive. Wireless is last mile

I have studying wireless and ways to connect fiber to the wireless systems. Figured out there were some bad assumptions on fiber to the home and fiber to the desk is not cost effective. Knew about Google's change in strategy for FTTH.

Google Fiber is known primarily for its fiber-to-the-home service that it offers in nine metro areas. But the Alphabet-owned ISP recently decided to reduce its staff and “pause” fiber operations in 10 cities where it hadn’t fully committed to building. Fiber deployments are still planned for a few cities where Google Fiber had committed to building, namely Huntsville, Alabama; San Antonio, Texas; and Louisville, Kentucky. Another planned deployment in Irvine, California, was then scaled back but the service became available to one luxury apartment complex in nearby Newport Beach and Google Fiber told us that there is “more to come” in Orange County. San Francisco was also previously slated to get fiber, but it will have to make do with Webpass wireless.

And now Verizon has made a big commitment to buy Fiber for its wireless distribution.

The fiber will be used for network improvements “designed to improve Verizon’s 4G LTE coverage, speed the deployment of 5G, and deliver high-speed broadband to homes and businesses of all sizes.” But while Verizon mentioned both mobile and home Internet service, this doesn’t mean there will be any unexpected expansions of FiOS, Verizon’s fiber-to-the-home service.

I recently had a friend who had fiber to the home installed with Frontier and the 2 technicians were there all day. If there were multiple wireless access point from utility poles, providing the coverage to the house, then the installation should be have a fraction of the time. Looks like rooftop antennas are one method to get the line of sight connection.