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axus

join:2001-06-18
Washington, DC
Reviews:
·Comcast

Forgot about the cable companies!

AT&T is probably thinking good riddance. Time Warner has a lot to lose. If Google can overcome the barriers to entry anywhere, then Time Warner could lose lots of subscribers everywhere.

Really the best thing they could do is sell TV and internet at cost, and hope that Google is discouraged from spreading. I think there would be antitrust restrictions on funding below-cost prices here from internet/TV in other parts of the country.

Joe12345678

join:2003-07-22
Des Plaines, IL
Time Warner can make a big deal about saying we have.

MLB EI
NBA LP
NHL CI

ESPN

AMC (they make a big deal about Not being on DISH)

Time Warner channels

TNT

TBS

CNN

Disney

HBO and CINEMAX

FS / FSN / FOX channels.

iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
kudos:2
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
·Verizon Online DSL
Maybe TWC should push a video/voice double play in KC, since Google has no voice component (why should they? Sprint Android phones work just fine) and their TV service lacks some channels that TWC has. This means that Google will get a lot of 'net-only customers, sure, and it also means that those 'net-only customers will be just one upgrade away from video service, should Google decide to add more channels at better pricing than TWC. But it's probably better for TWC to take that risk than to spend ton upgrading its systems to match Google's.


insomniac84

join:2002-01-03
Schererville, IN
reply to Joe12345678
Also, Time warner is cheaper than google for TV. Google is not being competitive on the tv price at all.

xenophon

join:2007-09-17
reply to Joe12345678
said by Joe12345678:

Time Warner can make a big deal about saying we have.

MLB EI, etc...

Will be surprising if Google doesn't have most of those contracts signed before signing up first TV customer and the rest by end of year. Disney/ESPN has specifically said they are working with Google. AMC/Turner too.

Joe12345678

join:2003-07-22
Des Plaines, IL
They don't have any TV customers yet?

then why say we have the Olympics channels that are now over.

davidhoffman
Premium
join:2009-11-19
Warner Robins, GA
kudos:3
NBC affiliates carry the Olympics, thus the future Olympic channel was covered. Also you will be able to stream some if you are a pay TV subscriber. What it meant was that in 2 years when the Winter Olympics are broadcast, Google Fiber TV will be able to show them.


KC Joe

@sbcglobal.net
reply to axus
said by axus:

Really the best thing they could do is sell TV and internet at cost, and hope that Google is discouraged from spreading. I think there would be antitrust restrictions on funding below-cost prices here from internet/TV in other parts of the country.

You can google this, the city of North Kansas City used a ton of excess casino revenue to build out their own fiber service delivering internet and tv several years ago. TWC sued to prevent them from doing this, and LOST! Poetic justice right? I think the service is called Linkcity and can be found at linkcity.org.

TWC has been getting it from all sides here in KC over the past 10 years. Linkcity, EverestKC and Uverse. All competitors and in their markets. Plus Sprint's home is here.

As they say in the show 'Oklahoma': "everything's up to date in Kansas City"!