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."