Greg's Bite: Google 1 Gig to offer phone and TV
By Greg Mills
Since I live in Kansas City, Kansas, site of the coming Google 1 Gig Internet service, I have tried to keep my ear to the ground on developments. Getting information from Google about what they plan reminds me of the black hole at Apple R&D. "The Wall Street Journal" reports Google plans to offer phone and cable TV as well as super fast Internet when they finally get around to launching the project.
In Kansas City we see nothing on the ground to indicate they are actually doing anything but talking about it. The plan was to turn on locations with close connections to hubs by early January and then to finish the project fairly fast.
Then they added Kansas City, MO, to the project which is a much larger city than KCK. That they intent to offer phone and TV service isn't too surprising, but apparently they intend to involve Time Warner, who owns the soon to be obsolete wired cable system in town. "The Wall Street Journal" story is by subscription only, so I won't link to it.
More about the state-of-theart Internet sevice as it happens. That is Greg's nibble for today.