According to sources speaking to The Information, Google executives have discussed the possibility of offering wireless services in locales where it already operates Google Fiber Internet service, like Kansas City and Provo, Utah. The report claims that Google may want to operate as a mobile network virtual operator, meaning that it would buy access to an existing carrier's network. Google reportedly spoke to Verizon about its plans earlier this year and to Sprint in early 2013.
Today's report goes on to suggest that Google may opt to have its wireless network rely mostly on Wi-Fi hotspots that are based on its Fiber coverage. The service would then tap into cellular service when Wi-Fi isn't available. That's similar to the way that Republic Wireless operates, utilizing Wi-Fi to for calls, texts and data and then hopping onto Sprint's cellular network when there's no Wi-Fi connection.
Previous rumors have suggested that Google has also spoken with Dish Network about teaming up to offer wireless service and that El Goog has also been interested in launching an experimental wireless network on its Mountain View campus. There's still no concrete evidence to show that Google will end up launching its own wireless service, but with the rumors of such an offering continuing to mount, it's a topic that company execs may have at least talked about in the past.
Considering Google's aggressive pricing on things like its Nexus hardware and Fiber Internet access, it'd definitely be interesting to see what a Google wireless service would look like. Whether or not we'll ever find out is a mystery, but at least for now it looks like the rumors of such a service aren't going away.