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2017 PREDICTIONS
 

Why Google Might Sell Its Fiber Business

By Kevin McLaughlin · Dec 28, 2016 7:00 AM PST · 3 comments

Google’s Access unit, home to Google Fiber, hit major turbulence this year, laying off staff, cutting back on the scope of the project and parting ways with its CEO. That paves the way for Alphabet next year to sell or spin. Potential acquirers could include another fiber internet provider like CenturyLink, said one telecommunications executive.

A sale or spinoff would end what began six ...