Google has also experimented with becoming an Internet carrier.In February 2010, it announced Google Fiber, a fiber-optic infrastructure that was installed in Kansas City; in April 2015, it launched Project Fi in the United States, combining Wi-Fi and cellular networks from different providers; and in 2016, it announced the Google Station initiative to make public Wi-Fi available around the world, with initial deployment in India.
The company's rapid growth since incorporation has triggered a chain of products, acquisitions, and partnerships beyond Google's core search engine (Google Search).
is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products.
These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Together, they own about 14 percent of its shares, and control 56 percent of the stockholder voting power through supervoting stock.
The vast majority of the 271 million shares remained under the control of Google, and many Google employees became instant paper millionaires. , a competitor of Google, also benefitted because it owned 8.4 million shares of Google before the IPO took place.
There were concerns that Google's IPO would lead to changes in company culture.