Webpass has been providing high-speed Internet to homes and offices for 13 years in the country
Alphabet Inc.’s (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google Fiber has agreed to acquire Internet service provider Webpass, in a plan that should result in expansion of Google Fiber from the five cities that it currently provides its services in.
According to the revealed plans of expansion by the company, Google Fiber is set to make its way to San Francisco and Webpass maintains a major presence in several cities of California, like San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, and San Diego. Apart from any long-term payoffs or progress that Webpass ensures, the minimum it does offer in the short term, and right away, is the assistance and know-how in the region for Google Fiber’s expansion into San Francisco.
As far as any ramifications from the deal for Webpass are concerned, the service dispatched an email to all current customers informing them of the imminent acquisition from Google Fiber, and that no change in operational and business activities will be observed as part of the deal. Moreover, President of Webpass, Charles Barr, also stated in the official blog post regarding the deal that the two companies share the same vision of providing high quality service to the users and that the acquisition will help Webpass achieve the kind of growth in size and stature that it wouldn’t have been able to achieve without the helping hand – and resources – of an industry giant-backed service like Google Fiber.
Google Fiber has been slowly and steadily building its network of high-speed Internet in the county, as the service was recently brought to cities like Dallas and Miami. Plans of introducing Google Fiber to more and more cities across the United States are certainly in the pipeline, and the acquisition of an ISP of Webpass’s expertise will only help further that cause.