After CEO resigns, Google Fiber says Atlanta is safe (WABE 90.1 FM)


KSU professor: Gregory McCray's departure 'not a complete surprise'

KENNESAW, Ga. (Jul 18, 2017) — The CEO of Google Access, Gregory McCray, which oversees Google Fiber, stepped down Monday.

Humayun Zafar, associate professor of information security at Kennesaw State University, said Google Fiber seems to have had a rocky start in Atlanta.   

"They do many things well, but there are certain areas where they struggle. If that is happening, then it’s not a complete surprise that the person at the top takes the hit,” Zafar said. “The guy who lays down the cables is not going to be held responsible for what could be an incomplete business strategy: maybe they didn’t foresee some of the challenges."

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