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Re: well others do control content I think I'd be willing to pay a dollar to ensure that ESPN and any other Disney properties were excluded from the package.
I love the irony
said by Karl Bode:I'm continually amazed when the sentiment is in favor of Google being the monopoly, but quickly turns negative with any other business entity. Hopefully this works out well for everyone.
Again Kansas City will be an interesting scenario to watch (and most incumbent executives' worst nightmare) where Google will control the pipe, the ad/content, and the set top hardware.
Re: I love the irony
said by El Quintron:I see them raising the bar to, cable industry IS a monopoly, and so is the wireless industry, I hope that Google plans more city's in the future and show that these companies have to change!, these cable companies have all this capacity but they lie to the gov and say no we don't we have to charge is complete bull. Fiber will annihilate any cable co it don't matter what the cable company's do. said by openbox9:
I'm continually amazed when the sentiment is in favor of Google being the monopoly, but quickly turns negative with any other business entity. Hopefully this works out well for everyone.
I think the perceived enthusiasm here has more to do with Google raising the bar, rather than Google as a monopoly.
FWIW: When I worked for the incumbent phone company in Ottawa back in 1999-2000 era the only residential internet they offered was overpriced dial-up with no unlimited option. When the cable company showed up with unlimited broadband of all things, people were overjoyed, not only because CableCo's offering was the same price as Telco's dialup offerings, but also because it meant that Telco would be forced to *finally* roll out broadband to compete with Cable.
said by comp:They're implying that the incumbents would be afraid of it, thus making it, presumably, a good thing.
Where does it say they favor it?
said by Skippy25:It amazes me that anyone thinks the cable companies (excepting those in the KC area) are afraid of this. Google is doing their KC fiber project to learn how to make more money from the internet and most if not all cable companies would also like to learn that. As long as Google doesn't try to become a very large ISP the cable companies will not regard Google as the enemy. Don't hold your breath waiting for Google to roll out in other areas because the total number will probably never exceed what can be counted on the fingers of one hand.
No matter how you fight it, they will have an impact on the service, speed and price of offerings in the areas they roll out in.
said by 25139889:It has nothing to do with the fact they are rolling out 1 gbit/s fiber for the same price as Cable?
They are only in favor of Google because Google PAYS DSLR/Karl's pay check. Log out and see how many ads are actually part of the Google network. Also look at the cookies they drop on your computer for stats. They're all going back to Google.
Re: Maybe Google will offer a dumb pipe approach...
said by OwlSaver:It's doubtful that the major content providers will allow them to have no bundling. However they could try smaller bundles rather than large tiers such as one bundle with mostly Disney / ABC / ESPN, another with mostly Newscorp / Fox, a third with mostly Viacom, etc.
If they set up the 1Gbps network and an IPTV STB. They could let any content provider make their content available over the IPTV STB. Google could provide the billing but the subscriber would select the channels that they want. That would be a game changer.