Google Fiber has acquired Webpass. Webpass is a high-speed Internet service provider with operations in 10 cities around the U.S.
“Joining Google Fiber will be a great development for our users because the companies share the same vision of the future and commitment to the customer. Google Fiber’s resources will enable Webpass to grow faster and reach many more customers than we could as a standalone company,” Webpass president Charles Barr wrote in a blog post.
Webpass founded in 2003 in San Fransisco. It provides Internet connection speed up to 1 gigabit per seconds to its premium members.
Which means Google will expand the user reach by this acquisition. They will now cover more users with High Internet speed. Webpass will help to boost the presence of Google Fiber’s network. Also, it will help Google Fiber get into the business and residential markets.
Webpass has a strong existence in California. Their service is running in San Francisco, Oakland, Emeryville, Berkeley and San Diego. Beyond that, it is also in Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Chicago, and Boston.
In an email to existing customers announcing the deal, Webpass said that “nothing will change in the foreseeable future about the day to day operation of our business, your service or pricing.” The deal will close this summer.
Google Fiber is present in five U.S. cities, but with this decision, they get 10 more cities to cover. It also shows that Google is using outside network to expand the reach. They are not building their own network as expected.