Google Fiber Dropping Employees As Part Of Refocus

Google Fiber is downsizing as it seemingly shifts from broadband to wireless and becomes less important for Alphabet. Hundreds of employees are confirmed to be moving out of Alphabet's Access division and into other parts of the company.

This shift in resources follows a significant budget cut for Fiber that Alphabet reportedly ordered around August 2016.

Reports have indicated Fiber is going to focus more on wireless internet initiatives instead of significantly expanding broadband, which has proven to be a costly and resource-intensive task.

Fiber launched in 2010 and began running trials in 2011. It now offers home broadband in multiple cities around the US.