Google Fiber Buys WebPass

 

Google Fiber has entered into an agreement to acquire Webpass of San Francisco according to a blog post by Webpass founder and President Charles Barr. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

Google Fiber and Webpass are both looking to create fast Internet connectivity in the U.S. By joining forces, the companies can accelerate the deployment of superfast Internet connections for customers across the U.S. Webpass will remain focused on rapid deployment of high speed Internet connections for residential and commercial buildings, primarily using point to point wireless. The transaction is expected to close this summer, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.

ebpass has tens of thousands of customers across 5 major markets in the U.S., and hopes to reach many more teaming up with Google Fiber. Webpass will continue to grow its service in current operational cities of San Francisco, Oakland, Emeryville, Berkeley, San Diego, Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Chicago, and Boston, adding to Google Fiber’s growing list of operational cities.

Webpass is a San Francisco based Internet Service Provider founded in 2003. Unlike its competitors, the company owns and operates its own Ethernet network, eliminating dependence on phone and cable companies. This successful formula has helped it quickly become one of the fastest Internet providers around. Webpass offers business Internet connections from 10 – 1000 Mbps and residential Internet connections from 100 Mbps – 1 Gig.

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