Google's parent company Alphabet appears to be having some trouble getting Google Fiber off the ground. Google Access, which runs the Google Fiber service, announced earlier this year it would expand into eight new cities across the country, but that doesn't appear to be happening anymore.

Craig Barrat, CEO of Google Access, formally stepped down last week, but the company said he would remain as an advisor to Alphabet. The news was married with plans to freeze the company's roll-out to those eight cities and to lay-off 9% of its staff, roughly between 100 and 200 people.

Many sources now suggest Google is moving closer to a wireless strategy and could possibly scrap the notion of installing fiber altogether.

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