Medin, Kish Depart Alphabet’s Access Division: Report

Moves comes amid other shifts and changes at Google Fiber (Updated)
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Milo Medin and Dennis Kish, two top execs at Alphabet Access unit, are leaving the division but will be staying on at Alphabet, Google’s parent company, in different roles, Bloomberg reported Thursday.

Milo Medin has been serving as vice president of Access, and Dennis Kish, a former Qualcomm exec, as president of Google Fiber. Earlier this week, Medin was one of 29 members named to the FCC’s new Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee, which plans to hold its first meeting April 21.

Google has been asked for further comment, but Bloomberg said an Access official confirmed the changes.

Update:A person familiar with the situation confirmed Friday that Medin and Kish are leaving Alphabet's Access division. 

Bloomberg said word of the changes involvign Medin and Kish were announced at a meeting on Thursday by Gregory McCray, who was named CEO of Alphabet’s Access division, which includes Google Fiber, in February. McCray succeeded Craig Barratt, who resigned that post last fall and was recently named CEO of a Google-backed programmable Ethernet switch chip startup called Barefoot Networks.

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The reported changes at Access come amid significant changes at Google Fiber, including a decision to hit the pause button in targeted expansion markets as it continues to sign up customers in existing markets, and as the unit pursues less expensive wireless technology options following itsacquisition of Webpass.


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Google Fiber has also pulled back a bit in some of its existing markets as it weighs its technology options, as the company recently issued refunds to some people in Kansas City who had signed up to get service after the company decided not to expand to their neighborhoods, at least for now.

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“In order to focus our efforts and resources, we’ll be slowing construction in some areas until we can layer in the new deployment models we’re developing,” Google Fibertold The Kansas City Star, adding that it is looking to add customers in areas such as Raymore and central Overland Park. 

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