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Many see Google Fiber as an attempt to disrupt the stagnant world of internet service providers, and it now sounds like Google wants to shake up the wireless industry, too. Sources for The Information claim that the search firm wants to offer mobile phone service in Fiber areas. It’s not yet clear how this would work, but Google reportedly told Verizon in January that it would like to become an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) piggybacking on Big Red’s network. None of the companies involved are commenting on the rumor, and there are no guarantees that Google’s dreams will become reality. We certainly wouldn’t count on Verizon’s cooperation given its vehement opposition to the net neutrality principles that Larry Page and crew hold dear.

Read the full story at Engadget and the original report at The Information (paywall).

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