Google Fiber’s Webpass Debuts in Denver

IDs first apartment community there to get 1-Gig wireless broadband service
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Webpass, the wireless broadband unit of Google Fiber, said it has launched in Denver and identified the “first apartment community” to receive service, which delivers up to 1 Gbps for $60 per month.

Google Fiber, which will compete in the market with incumbents that include Comcast and CenturyLink, confirmed that the Larimer Place condos at 16th street and Larimer Street in downtown Denver, is the first community to getting access to the Webpass service in the Mile High City. Webpass noted that it is currently building out its local data center stack that will allow installation of point-to-point wireless radios to provide service to customers in the area.

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Webpass also announced that it has hired Roger Fitch as the GM who will head up the company’s Denver-area business. Fitch is also late of MultiTek Global, McAfee, StorageTek, OneSecure and Global Crossing, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Webpass also offers service in parts of Boston; Miami; Chicago; and San Diego, San Francisco, Oakland, Emeryville, and Berkeley, Calif.

Ars Technica reports that a new job listing indicates that Webpass is also targeting Seattle.

The launch in the Denver area amplifies Google Fiber’s new emphasis on wireless-based broadband as it concentrates on existing FTTP deployment markets and puts plans to expand into some markets on the backburner.

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Earlier this month, the company announced Gregory McCray as CEO of Alphabet’s Access division, which includes Google Fiber.

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