Google Fiber

Google Has Placed Former Qualcomm Exec In Charge Of Fiber Project

September 18, 2014 - Written By Jamil Bryant

According to a new report by the Wall Street Journal, Google has placed Dennis Kish in charge of Google Fiber, which is the company’s extremely fast internet service. Kish has replaced Milo Medin, who happens to be one of the key visionary’s behind the Fiber project. Since Medin has been replaced, he will now take the role of advisor for Google Fiber and as well remain the Vice President for Access Services. Medin will also continue working on other internet access projects for Google.

As Milo Medin takes his talents to other areas of Google, Dennis Kish will run the Google Fiber project. Before becoming the head at Google Fiber, Kish was a former exec at Qualcomm. According to Kish’s Linkedin, he has been a Google VP since July after leaving a Senior Vice President and General Manager position at Qualcomm. Google brought in Kish for his operational expertise and he will help expand the ultra fast internet into new cities. Google is currently providing Fiber service in Kansas City and Provo, Utah. As of right now, Google is preparing to expand Fiber to Austin, Texas. Google’s goal is to expand Fiber to 34 more towns and cities. Some of those cities include Atlanta, Georgia and Phoenix, Arizona.

While heading Google Fiber to success, Kish will report to Google’s Senior Vice President of Access and Energy, Craig Barratt. Barratt has recently been added to Larry Page’s top circle of advisers called “The L Team.” The group consist of other executives in Google that run other areas such as advertising, Android, and YouTube. As said by the Wall Street Journal, “Google Fiber is the most advanced project under Barratt’s supervision.” The internet service outperforms any broadband service available in the market. Google Fiber offers speeds of one gigabyte per second.

Google’s has taken a serious move here with a new Google Fiber head and plans to expand their internet service to other towns and cities. It won’t be long before we start seeing commercials and get a little flier on our door asking us to join the worlds fastest internet in town.