AT&T Goes On The Offensive Against Google Fiber

Telecom powerhouse AT&T fights back against Google's popular fiber service with this recent move.

Andrew Tonner
Andrew Tonner
Apr 15, 2014 at 10:30AM
Technology and Telecom

The stage has been set for a showdown of sorts between Internet providers AT&T (NYSE:T) and industry new-entrant Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL), the outcome of which is hard to predict.

Google's new profile as an Internet provider is perhaps most closely associate with Google Fiber Google's ultra high speed Internet service it's slowing rolling out in select markets throughout the country. However, Google is also eying a move into creating its own wireless networks as well, a move that could put it in an odd position with telecom giants like AT&T and Verizon.

And the dynamic between AT&T and Google grew all the more murky when

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AT&T went on the offensive against Google with a recent move.

AT&T vs. Google
AT&T recently announced that it planned to challenge Google's Fiber initiative by expanding its own version the service, dubbed U-verse with GigaPower, to several key markets in North Carolina.

The reason?

This region is one of the areas in which Google is also investing to build out its Google Fiber initiative, which implies more than anything that AT&T is starting to sweat at the potential threat presented by Google Fiber. In the video below, tech and telecom analyst Andrew Tonner looks at this new dynamic unfolding between Google and AT&T and what it could mean for investors in either of these names.