Is Google going to launch a TV service in Kansas City?

Earlier this month, after several months of delays, Google finally started building its highly anticipated 1Gbps internet service for both Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas. While Google has yet to announce when the ultra-fast internet service will launch in those cities, it appears that the company might also offer those residents more than just net access.

The Kansas City Star reports that Google's subsidiary Google Fiber recently filed papers with both the states of Missouri and Kansas for permission to operate some kind of video service. Those actions strongly hint that Google is preparing to offer Kansas City citizens a TV service that would compete with local cable TV businesses as well as satellite TV providers.

Officially, a company spokesperson would only say, "We're still exploring what products will be available when we launch Google Fiber." Yet it would certainly seem like offering TV service in addition to fast internet access would be a natural fit for an all-fiber based infrastructure.

Another hint about Google's plans came in December when the company filed with the FCC to secure the rights to set up satellite dishes in a location in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Usually such set-ups are made by cable companies to pull down satellite signals from cable TV networks and provide those channels to customers.


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is this google tv project alive or six feet under already like the other failed crap like buzz, orkut and wave? i'd be a really sad panda if i had to ditch some good product 'cause theres Android on it

Morden said,
is this google tv project alive or six feet under already like the other failed crap like buzz, orkut and wave? i'd be a really sad panda if i had to ditch some good product 'cause theres Android on it

If you are talking about the project that came out two years ago, it's still alive and kicking. How sad would it be if Google had more customers for its TV Project than Microsoft did for its little phone project?

UndergroundWire said,

If you are talking about the project that came out two years ago, it's still alive and kicking. How sad would it be if Google had more customers for its TV Project than Microsoft did for its little phone project?

i don't mind if wp stays an exclusive little group so you can't troll me with this looser android attitude - and no sweat, this idiotic GTV attempt will sink just like all the others

Morden said,

i don't mind if wp stays an exclusive little group so you can't troll me with this looser android attitude - and no sweat, this idiotic GTV attempt will sink just like all the others

All the others? Hmm, Google Search sinked? Android sinked? Gmail sinked? Advertisement sinked? Wow you are so right.

P.S. I love your ignorance. It puts a smile on my face every time I read your comments.

UndergroundWire said,

All the others? Hmm, Google Search sinked? Android sinked? Gmail sinked? Advertisement sinked? Wow you are so right.

P.S. I love your ignorance. It puts a smile on my face every time I read your comments.

no the projects i quoted of course... well, to be honest Android is a bit of a cuckoo considering the amount of money other companies like MS make after every single sold unit, the price of Motorola acquisiton and the nice pack of legal concerns around the product

so i did not said that Google as a whole is unsuccessful - i said almost every attempt to get outside their well-known web services ended up in flames... to be honest i'm not even sure G+ will be any success (don't care about account numbers, that's not hard to manage with a company as big as Google, but the actual usage and PR around it looks a bit dim - time will tell)

P.S.: i am really happy for you if my comments about Google makes your day - it's not in my interest to make you feel bad... i've got an opinion about Google and their products and services wich will not bend just because you call me a troll or something else

Morden said,

no the projects i quoted of course... well, to be honest Android is a bit of a cuckoo considering the amount of money other companies like MS make after every single sold unit, the price of Motorola acquisiton and the nice pack of legal concerns around the product

so i did not said that Google as a whole is unsuccessful - i said almost every attempt to get outside their well-known web services ended up in flames... to be honest i'm not even sure G+ will be any success (don't care about account numbers, that's not hard to manage with a company as big as Google, but the actual usage and PR around it looks a bit dim - time will tell)

P.S.: i am really happy for you if my comments about Google makes your day - it's not in my interest to make you feel bad... i've got an opinion about Google and their products and services wich will not bend just because you call me a troll or something else

It's not the trolling, it's the actual stuff you say. Trust me, the amount of trolling that goes on this horrible site is unbelievable but some of the stuff you say is amazing. Only because you actually believe it.

UndergroundWire said,

It's not the trolling, it's the actual stuff you say. Trust me, the amount of trolling that goes on this horrible site is unbelievable but some of the stuff you say is amazing. Only because you actually believe it.

i am really interested in what you find so amazing... that i do not like Google as a company because of the stuff they do (with almost every product or sevice of theirs) or that someone dislikes an operating system maybe for the things you love in it...?

and yeah, i am really concerned when a data mining corporation puts its crap on tv to intrude into peoples' lives in every possible way (i am still ****ed because of the streetview crap or the wifi mapping of android) and DO PRAY that they fail, big time

I live in Kansas City, and yes it is coming. They are calling it IPTV and will replace cable TV. Only time will tell how good it is.

x9248 said,
I live in Kansas City, and yes it is coming. They are calling it IPTV and will replace cable TV. Only time will tell how good it is.

IPTV and Cable TV are the same thing, just the transmission method is different... AT&T Uverse is basically IPTV instead of RF for channels they just use a data stream to a box that converts it to normal channels

I hope that they can make a deal with a wireless provider, for example T-Mobile. DT/T-Mobile already have this service in Europe. It is cost effective as well, plus more easy to have International Channels as well (Europe wise).

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