Due to the track record of the latter ISP with point-to-point wireless and quick rollout, Google Fiber bought Webpass in 2016. Both businesses have been operating separately and in various cities since then. With “Google Fiber Webpass” in Austin, the two sister businesses are now combining efforts.
Webpass is already accessible in seven cities; after the purchase, Seattle, Washington and Denver, Colorado will be online. But the ISP had to pull out of Boston, Massachusetts in early 2018. Webpass alls serving “ten thousands of inhabitants and small companies across thousands of buildings” as of today.
Austin is the newest website today, although Google Fiber has been operating in Texas City since the end of 2014. “This is the first time we’re bringing together the best of both Google Fiber and Webpass in the same city,” says Google Fiber, which is actually under Alphabet’s Access Division.
In practice, more Austin clients can sign up for gigabit, with the ISP beginning in the downtown region and adding “as fast as possible” new buildings to their network.
The merged offer is known as “Google Fiber Webpass,” with Google Sans receiving the latter ISP with a fresh logo. Meanwhile, in current cities, the offer is still known as “Google Fiber Webpass.”
The Google Fiber service “supplied by Webpass” in Austin is $70 a month with “fast and free installation” and no agreements. It’s the same cost as Fiber 1000, but Google also provides a plan and television for 100 Mpbs.