Google Fiber CEO resigns after five months

19 July 2017 | Natalie Bannerman


Gregory McCray, the recently appointed CEO of Google Fiber, has announced that he is stepping down from the role after only five months.

Google Fiber 160 x 186Having been appointed in February, McCray was chief executive officer of Access, the Alphabet unit that houses Google Fiber. 

He joined the company hot off the heels of Craig Barratt, the former CEO of Access, who left the role in October 2016, at a time when the company had announced cut backs to its expansion plans. It had called a halt to the roll out of its 1Gbps wired broadband networks and a shift in its focus towards wireless options, such as Webpass which it had acquired last year. 

In a statement, Alphabet CEO Larry Page, said: “We are committed to the success of Google Fiber. 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.”

The exact reasons why McCray has stepped down are unknown, with no official comment from the man himself.

The news comes after Google Fiber had unveiled in April that it had picked Louisville as the next location to be connected by its gigabit internet service.