Google Fiber CEO Gregory McCray resigns after five months of service

By : |July 18, 2017 0

Alphabet high-speed internet business is once again without a CEO as its leader, Gregory McCray has stepped down after only five months in the role.

Google’s parent company Alphabet is on the hunt for a replacement. McCray was hired in February as CEO of Access, the Alphabet unit that houses Google Fiber, after the departure of Craig Barratt in October.

“We are committed to the success of Google Fiber,” Alphabet CEO Larry Page said in a statement. “The team is bringing gigabit connections to more and more happy customers, Fiber has a great team and I’m confident we will find an amazing person to lead this important business.”

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It is not known why the former chief has suddenly quit, however, according to Bloomberg, staff had issues with McCray since the beginning which also resulted in a plethora of HR complaints during his first address to Google Access employees.

Google Fiber once promised to bring high-speed broadband service by connecting fast fiber optic cables directly to the home. Fiber had planned to roll out in 34 US cities across nine metropolitan areas as of 2014, but battles with AT&T and other internet service providers over the existing cables slowed Google’s progress.

Also, when Barratt stepped down, Google Fiber said it was halting plans to expand into eight additional markets. In April, two of Barratt’s top deputies also left.

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