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Google wants to offer TV service via fiber

23 Feb 2012 | Rasmus Larsen |

Google recently rolled out their 1Gbps internet cables in Kansas City, and now it seems that the company wants to compete with existing TV companies with a TV service. Google has already sent an application.

Google to offer TV service

Google selected Kansas City (in Missouri and Kansas) for an experiment with an extremely fast 1Gbps internet service - but Google seemed to have a much grander plan in mind.

Google might be launching their own TV service in Kansas City in 2012
Google might be launching their own TV service in Kansas City in 2012

Google has sent an application to Missouri Public Service in order to gain permission to start offering a TV service later this year. A smiliar request is expected to be made in Kansas.

The plans are not final, but The Wall Street Journal claims to know that Google is proceeding with the plans after launching Google Fiber in Kansas City. This could also throw Google into the competition with existing TV companies.

- ”We're still exploring what product offerings will be available when we launch Google Fiber,” a Google spokesperson told the WSJ.

Google is currently pushing their Google TV platform with partners such as Vizio, LG and Samsung and Google recently bought Motorola; the largest cable box manufacturer today. The new TV service in Kansas City could also be part of Google’s YouTube expansion plans.

Learn more about Google’s TV plans in the Google section.

- Source: The Wall Street Journal

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