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Google Wants To Be Your Cable TV Provider, Sources Tell Analyst

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    Google Wants To Be Your Cable TV Provider, Sources Tell Analyst (GOOG, AAPL, CMSCA) - SFGate (click for full article)

    "In July, Google became an Internet service and cable TV provider in Kansas City, rolling out a product called Google Fiber.
    Now, Capstone Analyst Rory Maher reports that "people close to the situation in Kansas City" say Google Fiber is moving beyond Kansas City.

    Specifically, the sources tell Maher "Google has made it clear more cities will likely be bidding for Fiber soon."


    Google Fiber is exciting for consumers because...

    Google Fiber TV is HD quality and includes a DVR that lets you record up to 500 hours of shows in full HDTV. There are also iPad and Android apps.

    The Internet access is supposedly 100X faster than your current in-home hook-up.

    If you don't want to pay for the super fast Internet or the TV, Google will still install a slightly slower Internet connection for free.
    Google Fiber is terrifying for cable companies because Google already controls the way people navigate the Internet. If the company gains control of how people physically get onto the Internet - the hard to control "last mile" - Google will possess incredible power in negotiations with Hollywood and Madison Avenue. It will also spook some in Cupertino, where Apple is said to be working on a TV."
     
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    The Cost Of Google Fiber Rolled Out Nationally - Business Insider (click for full article)

    Google Would Have To Spend $400 Billion To Roll Out Its High Speed Internet Nationwide

    by Julie Bort | Jul. 30, 2012, 11:49 AM |

    "The launch of Google Fiber last week in Kansas City has left everyone asking about Google's plans to go nationwide with this game-changing super fast service.

    Our suggestion is that people don't hold their breath waiting for Google's super-fast fiber network to come to their home.

    To do Google Fiber in a big way would mean spending billions. If Google went head-to-head with Verizon Fios and built a network of similar size, that could cost $50 billion, says Internet analyst Rory Maher at Capstone Investments in a research note.

    To do Google Fiber nationally it could cost $400 billion, Maher reckons. Plus, it would take years.

    But there's no question that Google is ramping up to invest in Google Fiber beyond a single city. It's been collecting patents for fiber technologies. Plus Google is looking to hire about 30 people to its new Google Fiber team, including a bunch of new product managers."
     
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