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Explain? Just pointing out that there's no way Google TV doesn't have ESPN and other major channels before they roll out. It's a given, they're already nearing agreements. Read the news for a change, k?
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What's your point? Are you guys really this dense? Google TV will have ESPN, and HBO, and all that other crap. They just announced it and started negotiations like last week! There's already news reports that all the other networks are jumping onboard. I'd be surprised if it's not all inked out by the end of next week!
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Explain? Just pointing out that there's no way Google TV doesn't have ESPN and other major channels before they roll out. It's a given, they're already nearing agreements. Read the news for a change, k?
You're like a bad reporter, only quoting what can make you look good and the other side look bad.

Yes I did mention it seemed to be lacking. That would be a FACT. Google Fiber seems to be missing the channels I mentioned. Though were you to read on you would also notice that I acknowledged they shoud get them as I can't imagine a business model that didn't include them.

Seriously dude, it's ok to be a dick on here once in a while, everyone does me included. But you're just jumping into these threads in full dick mode. Have a coffee and a donut bro and cheer the fuck up.

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Disney/ESPN, Fox, Turner And HBO In Talks On Google Fiber TV
Media Companies Absent from Internet Giant's Initial IPTV Lineup in Kansas City Area

By Todd Spangler -- Multichannel News, 7/27/2012 10:14:33 AM


Google is in discussions with programmers including Disney and ESPN Media Networks, Turner Broadcasting System, News Corp.'s Fox and HBO about carrying their cable networks on the IPTV service it is launching in the Kansas City area, the companies confirmed.

On Thursday, the Internet giant opened up registration for its ultra-fast 1 Gbps broadband service and Google Fiber TV -- which initially will have 161 channels, lacking big networks such as ESPN, Fox News Channel, HBO and Turner's TNT, TBS and CNN.

"Without the full suite of traditional cable channels, it is doubtful Google will be able to attract core TV viewers and get them to switch from traditional cable," Sanford Bernstein senior analyst Craig Moffett wrote in a research note Friday.

Moffett speculated that the absence of key cable TV networks may be "simply a matter of a failure to reach a mutually acceptable affiliate agreement."

Google's Fiber TV service will be priced at $120 per month, bundled with the 1-Gbps fiber-to-the-home Internet service. The TV portion includes a 2-Terabyte DVR to record up to 500 hours of HD programming and a tablet-based interactive program guide, provided on a free Nexus 7 Android-based tablet.

The TV service's channel lineup includes NBCUniversal's USA Network, Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC and Syfy; Viacom's Comedy Central, Nick, MTV, BET and CMT; Discovery Communications' Discovery, Animal Planet, TLC and OWN; A+E Networks' A&E, Bio and History; Showtime Networks' and Starz Entertainment's premium channels; and Scripps Networks Interactive's Food Network and HGTV.

Also included are MLB, NFL and NHL networks, NBC Sports Network and NBC's Olympics channels, and 3net, the 3DTV network joint venture from Discovery, Sony and IMAX.

Turner, in a statement, said, "We've had several productive conversations with Google regarding the test launch of their fiber network in Kansas City. Consistent with how we approach our business, we continue to explore opportunities with all of our partners on new models and technologies that allow for expanded distribution of our leading brand of networks and content within the Turner portfolio, regardless of screen size or platform."

The Google fiber network -- which the Internet company has described as an "experiment" -- is not currently available. Consumers in Kansas City, Kan., and central Kansas City, Mo., must pay $10 to register their interest in getting the FTTH service; Google said it will initially connect homes only if there is interest among at least 10% of the residents in a neighborhood.

Google Fiber TV includes local broadcast networks. Moffett noted that the signals ABC, NBC and Fox are provided by local affiliates rather than the national broadcast networks themselves, "as per normal retransmission-consent policy."

Comcast's NBCUniversal properties are included in the Google Fiber TV lineup, which Moffett said would be expected given the FCC's NBCU merger conditions that Comcast make NBC programming available to competitors, including online competitors.
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My hope for Google is that it does not step into the model of doing business that satellite providers & cable companies have done with the Networks. If they do, count on your rates continuously going up. C'mon Google, break the mold!
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I wish companies would develope a plan where you can pay like $20-$30 a month and you would get all the local channels (4, 5, 9, 29, 38, 41, 62) and then be able to select like 5 other channels such as ESPN, TLC, etc etc. The way it is with Time Warner now I would have to get their third tier package to get the few channels I actually watch.
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I wish companies would develope a plan where you can pay like $20-$30 a month and you would get all the local channels (4, 5, 9, 29, 38, 41, 62) and then be able to select like 5 other channels such as ESPN, TLC, etc etc. The way it is with Time Warner now I would have to get their third tier package to get the few channels I actually watch.
The Networks dictate where most of the channels go on a companies channel line up. This is why I hope Google is the first to step out of the roll of middle man & force the Networks to sell their product directly to the consumer.
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Im wondering how this is going to work for those of us that rent lofts downtown. If the fiberhood gets enough people registered but the building owner doesnt want to pay google to install fiber I am assuming it will be all for not at that point.
From a renters point of view the ability to have Google isp/tv would be a pretty big plus they could advertise. Google mentioned it adding 2-5k to the value of a house so it would only make sense for apartment building owners/managers to make it available to their residents or future residents. How stupid would it be to let it pass by when other apartments around you offer it? You would be at a huge disadvantage.
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Let’s Not Get Too Excited About Google Fiber… Yet

Earlier this week, Google provided details of its Google Fiber rollout in Kansas City. To hear some blogs tell it, it’s like the heavens will open from above and grant Kansas City blazing-fast Internet and competitive TV packages that will solve all the problems locals have with their current cable provider or ISP. But see, it’s not that easy. Google faces a number of challenges as it transitions to become an ISP. Here’s why Google’s grand experiment laying fiber might not be all the it’s cracked up to be.

THE ROLLOUT PROBLEM
Don’t get me wrong — from a cost standpoint, Google Fiber sounds pretty amazing. It offer Gigabit speeds at an attractive price point, which other ISPs probably can’t compete with. And it would be great, if it were available today. But rolling out fiber is a complicated process, and most Kansas City residents anxious for some high-speed competition probably have a long wait ahead.

Google is doing some interesting things in trying to expedite its fiber installations. It has separated the city into “fiberhoods” of 250-1,500 households a piece, and is asking potential subscribers to express their interest and pre-register, essentially reserving a spot in line when installations begin. Google will then use that interest data to determine which fiberhoods it will tackle first. All of that is designed to help concentrate installations close to one another, at least during its initial rollout, which has the potential to speed up the process.

But it will still be a very, very slow process. On September 9, Google will determine its fiberhood rankings, and which reached the goal needed to get fiber installed. Once that’s done, Google has the arduous task of actually making installations. How long will that take? Let’s put it this way: Google estimates that it will be able to reach about 50 percent of fiberhoods by mid-2013, with its full rollout in Kansas City completed by the end of next year. That means residents who register today could wait as long as 18 months before they actual get fiber installed.

THE INSTALLATION PROBLEM
Now let’s talk about how installations will actually work. Most people today kind of take for granted the coax that they’ve had installed forever, even if they hate their current ISP. But ask anyone who transitioned from their local cable company to IPTV services from Verizon or AT&T over the last few years: installing fiber isn’t a simple process. Getting fiber to a new house or multi-tenant unit involves connecting fiber to the home, installing new equipment in the home, and running lines throughout the home.

And let’s keep in mind, cable technicians — the people who actually do this stuff — aren’t just born. There’s all sorts of training that they go through to learn how to hook up and subsequently wire a home, and it’s doubtful that Google is just going to train a bunch of newly minted techs to take care of its high-profile fiber rollout.

Nope, Google is going to recruit and hire already-trained techs away from its local cable competition. Which means that the current cable guy you complain about when he shows up late to an appointment is probably going to be the same guy who shows up to do your Google Fiber installation. That brings us to…

THE CUSTOMER SERVICE PROBLEM
Google has never had a great record of customer service, mainly because it’s never had to. Most of its services are powered by the Internet and take a web-centric view of customer relations. They put up a FAQ, create some automated feedback forms, and maybe answer the occasional email if things get really bad.

Remember Google’s failed attempt at selling its Nexus One smartphone direct to consumers? It’s lack of customer service was a key reason it failed to get much traction in that attempt. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google has massively beefed up its phone customer service for its Google Play store and a new effort at direct device sales.

But becoming an ISP is a very high-touch business. The biggest reason most people hate their current ISP or cable company isn’t that their Internet isn’t fast enough — it’s that the customer service consistently sucks. And it’s not clear how Google plans to offer a better alternative, especially in a field that it has consistently done a poor job in.

THE CONTENT PROBLEM
Along with its Google Fiber broadband business, the company is also offering a pay TV add-on, Google Fiber TV, that will offer up an alternative to local pay TV packages at a pretty competitive price. There are a lot of cool features — including a 2TB DVR and the ability to record up to eight programs at once. It also is fundamentally changing the way that users interactive with their TVs, by offering up the Nexus 7 as the standard TV remote.

But there’s one thing that Google Fiber TV is missing — content. While it boasts more than 116 channels, the current offering is missing key networks like ESPN, Disney, AMC, TBS, TNT, HBO, and the like. I’ve spoken with some network people, and it appears that Google is negotiating with all of them, in an effort to get a more complete bundle together. It could be that this last piece ends up being a footnote, as it’s entirely possible that by the time the service gets real penetration, Google will have those other content providers on board. For now, though, Google still faces the problem of striking deals with more providers.

That’s not to say that Google Fiber doesn’t sound awesome. But really, the devil is in the details. And Google faces a lot of logistical and operational challenges in the rollout. We’ll see how it handles them.
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Earlier this week, Google provided details of its Google Fiber rollout in Kansas City. To hear some blogs tell it, itís like the heavens will open from above and grant Kansas City blazing-fast Internet and competitive TV packages that will solve all the problems locals have with their current cable provider or ISP. But see, itís not that easy. Google faces a number of challenges as it transitions to become an ISP. Hereís why Googleís grand experiment laying fiber might not be all the itís cracked up to be.

THE ROLLOUT PROBLEM
Donít get me wrong ó from a cost standpoint, Google Fiber sounds pretty amazing. It offer Gigabit speeds at an attractive price point, which other ISPs probably canít compete with. And it would be great, if it were available today. But rolling out fiber is a complicated process, and most Kansas City residents anxious for some high-speed competition probably have a long wait ahead.

Google is doing some interesting things in trying to expedite its fiber installations. It has separated the city into ďfiberhoodsĒ of 250-1,500 households a piece, and is asking potential subscribers to express their interest and pre-register, essentially reserving a spot in line when installations begin. Google will then use that interest data to determine which fiberhoods it will tackle first. All of that is designed to help concentrate installations close to one another, at least during its initial rollout, which has the potential to speed up the process.

But it will still be a very, very slow process. On September 9, Google will determine its fiberhood rankings, and which reached the goal needed to get fiber installed. Once thatís done, Google has the arduous task of actually making installations. How long will that take? Letís put it this way: Google estimates that it will be able to reach about 50 percent of fiberhoods by mid-2013, with its full rollout in Kansas City completed by the end of next year. That means residents who register today could wait as long as 18 months before they actual get fiber installed.

THE INSTALLATION PROBLEM
Now letís talk about how installations will actually work. Most people today kind of take for granted the coax that theyíve had installed forever, even if they hate their current ISP. But ask anyone who transitioned from their local cable company to IPTV services from Verizon or AT&T over the last few years: installing fiber isnít a simple process. Getting fiber to a new house or multi-tenant unit involves connecting fiber to the home, installing new equipment in the home, and running lines throughout the home.

And letís keep in mind, cable technicians ó the people who actually do this stuff ó arenít just born. Thereís all sorts of training that they go through to learn how to hook up and subsequently wire a home, and itís doubtful that Google is just going to train a bunch of newly minted techs to take care of its high-profile fiber rollout.

Nope, Google is going to recruit and hire already-trained techs away from its local cable competition. Which means that the current cable guy you complain about when he shows up late to an appointment is probably going to be the same guy who shows up to do your Google Fiber installation. That brings us toÖ

THE CUSTOMER SERVICE PROBLEM
Google has never had a great record of customer service, mainly because itís never had to. Most of its services are powered by the Internet and take a web-centric view of customer relations. They put up a FAQ, create some automated feedback forms, and maybe answer the occasional email if things get really bad.

Remember Googleís failed attempt at selling its Nexus One smartphone direct to consumers? Itís lack of customer service was a key reason it failed to get much traction in that attempt. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google has massively beefed up its phone customer service for its Google Play store and a new effort at direct device sales.

But becoming an ISP is a very high-touch business. The biggest reason most people hate their current ISP or cable company isnít that their Internet isnít fast enough ó itís that the customer service consistently sucks. And itís not clear how Google plans to offer a better alternative, especially in a field that it has consistently done a poor job in.

THE CONTENT PROBLEM
Along with its Google Fiber broadband business, the company is also offering a pay TV add-on, Google Fiber TV, that will offer up an alternative to local pay TV packages at a pretty competitive price. There are a lot of cool features ó including a 2TB DVR and the ability to record up to eight programs at once. It also is fundamentally changing the way that users interactive with their TVs, by offering up the Nexus 7 as the standard TV remote.

But thereís one thing that Google Fiber TV is missing ó content. While it boasts more than 116 channels, the current offering is missing key networks like ESPN, Disney, AMC, TBS, TNT, HBO, and the like. Iíve spoken with some network people, and it appears that Google is negotiating with all of them, in an effort to get a more complete bundle together. It could be that this last piece ends up being a footnote, as itís entirely possible that by the time the service gets real penetration, Google will have those other content providers on board. For now, though, Google still faces the problem of striking deals with more providers.

Thatís not to say that Google Fiber doesnít sound awesome. But really, the devil is in the details. And Google faces a lot of logistical and operational challenges in the rollout. Weíll see how it handles them.
Hater's gonna hate. It is interesting some of the problems they will face for this project. I read a while back that Google wasn't going to hire people from KC and most of the job would be back from California. The installer can't be your run of the mill Coax cable guy though. They will need people certified in terminating fiber. It would be nice if they hired some more people in KC.

There have been rumors flying around that its possible they may open an office here if this goes well.

This should be interesting to say the least. It is a huge undertaking to do FTTH. I know that Verizon already does it, but AT&T decided copper from the node to the house was sufficient. Saves a ton of money too. I hope google can pull it off as it will create a ton of competition. Google from what I understand is going to lose money on this deal at first. It costs so much money to build out an infrastructure like this.

BTW anyone who wants to see this stuff in action should go the google store. It is so awesome.
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Hater's gonna hate. It is interesting some of the problems they will face for this project. I read a while back that Google wasn't going to hire people from KC and most of the job would be back from California. The installer can't be your run of the mill Coax cable guy though. They will need people certified in terminating fiber. It would be nice if they hired some more people in KC.

There have been rumors flying around that its possible they may open an office here if this goes well.

This should be interesting to say the least. It is a huge undertaking to do FTTH. I know that Verizon already does it, but AT&T decided copper from the node to the house was sufficient. Saves a ton of money too. I hope google can pull it off as it will create a ton of competition. Google from what I understand is going to lose money on this deal at first. It costs so much money to build out an infrastructure like this.

BTW anyone who wants to see this stuff in action should go the google store. It is so awesome.

This is the 1st time I have heard of a brick and mortar office location here (esp since the project has "launched" and it takes time for paperwork/location etc.. to come about. I would think they would build near the Legends if anything.
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This is the 1st time I have heard of a brick and mortar office location here (esp since the project has "launched" and it takes time for paperwork/location etc.. to come about. I would think they would build near the Legends if anything.
Sorry I should have clarified when I say here I mean in KC metro somewhere. either in KCK or KCMO. They already have the Google store in KCMO. If the project is a flop then they won't build an office here. Like I said its just a rumor.
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Google Fiber in the real world: Hereís whatís good and what needs work


Our reporter visited a vegan bakery in Kansas City that was one of the first places to get Google Fiber. He offers speed tests via wired, Wi-Fi and a sense of the problems that Google Fiber will have to overcome to sign up customers.

Although Google Fiber is not yet available to residential customers, select Retail Partners in Kansas City went live on Saturday, July 28th. One of these places was Mud Pie Vegan Bakery. I talked with co-owner Michael Valverde and checked out the system at his space in order to see how fast it was in the ďreal world.Ē

Valverde told me that he started seeing regulars from Google several months before the Mud Pie choice was made public. These people didnít say they were from Google, but after Google chose the bakery as an initial location to receive Google Fiber he realized who they were.

ďWhen I got the call [selecting his shop], I thought they were selling me adsĒ Valverde told me. But instead they choose his coffee shop as a place to showcase the power and speed of Google Fiber. He couldnít tell his employees, though they suspected something was up with ďall these people tinkering.Ē Now the shop has Google Fiber as well two Google-provided Chromebooks for customer use.



Google rarely does anything randomly, and Mud Pie is within a block of the University of Kansas Medical Center. Google constantly refers to telemedicine as a key feature of what Google Fiber can do, so picking a demo location near the Med Center allows both staff and patients to test out the service.


Testing Google Fiber.

I tested Google Fiber over Wi-Fi and over the wired connection. Obviously the limitations of Wi-Fiís 802.11n, which canít handle gigabit speeds, doesnít allow the full performance of the network to be realized. For a subjective test, I streamed the Olympics in HD over Wi-Fi. The HD video was simply gorgeous, but there were hiccups. I did notice that as someone was watching a movie on one of the Chromebooks, the picture got more glitchy. But that could also be limitations of the Wi-Fi.



As an objective test I downloaded Appleís MacOS 10.7.4 combo update over both Wi-Fi and the wired connection. Over the wired connection, the 1.4-gigabyte file downloaded in five minutes and four seconds. A test from Speedtest.net not yet optimized for Google Fiber still showed impressive results. Over Wi-Fi from my Macbook, the file downloaded in 15 minutes and 21 seconds. Another Speedtest.net showed the limits of the Wi-Fi.



The slower speed over Wi-Fi was to be expected, but with the full wired connection I would have expected the file to download in less than a minute. For comparison, I downloaded the 1.4 GB 10.7.4 updater off my AT&T Uverse connection and the download took 14 minutes and 50 seconds. As a longer wired test, I downloaded the entire Lion installer from the Mac App store and the 4.18-GB file downloaded in 41 minutes and 24 seconds. Again, not impressive speeds.

These tests show one of the limitations of Googleís Fiber network, other services. Since Google Fiber is providing virtually unheard of speeds for their subscribers, companies like Apple and I suspect Hulu, Netflix and Amazon will need to keep up. I downloaded a few (legal) torrents and while itís hard to compare torrents at any given moment, a popular file downloaded at extremely high speeds. For example, a 134.4-megabyte file downloaded in about 11 seconds. Subscribers will pay for high-speed internet but may not notice the difference when compared with friends with top-tier broadband.

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Another limitation may be the fact that Google appears to be using a gigabit PON based on a screen shot of an interface to the Network box. If this is the case, speed could be reduced by other users. Even if they use an all-active Ethernet approach, that bandwidth will have to compete with all those televisions and if 8 shows are being recorded at once (the full capacity of the TV and Storage box), internet could slow down. The community sites for Google currently donít have TV so I couldnít test this.

There are some further issues Google Fiber customer might experience. The first most popular concern I heard from prospective customers at the Google Fiber Center was lack of popular cable channels Ė most notably ESPN. Disney, Comedy Central and other premium channels such as HBO are also unavailable on Google Fiber.

Another common complaint I heard from visitors to the Fiber Center was that they are under contract with their current provider. Theyíd love to switch but have to wait until the contracts expire with providers in town such as AT&T, Time Warner, and Dish. Additionally, Google Fiber doesnít include a landline IP phone option. While subscribers can use their mobiles phones, many people still use alarm or fax systems that need a landline. Both could be done over Internet (or via a third-party IP phone service) but this is an additional hassle to switch.



There are also potential compatibility issues users may have to face. Although Azhar Hashem, head of marketing for Google Fiber mentioned the Storage Box was compatible with Time Machine, those of us who have Time Capsules or an Airport Extreme will find those need to be reconfigured to work with Googleís Network Box. Google Fiber will require that customers use the Google Network Box as their router, while cable companies typically allow customers to use any choice of router they wish.

Questions about setting up web or file servers werenít immediately answerable due to the unfinished aspects of the Network Box, but from what I saw publicly Iím pessimistic in the ability of the box to allow a true bridge mode. If you want Googleís network you have to use their box and live with their restrictions.

Finally, there is privacy. Representatives had to assure customers that Google would not be spying on their internet use. A sign warning Google Fiber Center visitors that they were giving up some privacy walking into the Google Fiber Space was off-putting to say the least. Personally, Iím not worried but with recent violations by Google of privacy I can understand their concern.

Ultimately, Google Fiber looks to be an outstanding service for Kansas City. Iím delighted they have bucked the trend against slow speeds and obnoxious bandwidth caps. I realize that in order to control the experience, youíll have to use their hardware but Google has everything to gain by making their system as configurable as possible. As the service becomes more popular, content systems will be forced to upgrade their networks to keep up, although that means that bandwidth could slow down for some customers in theory.

What do you think? Is Google Fiber worth the hype and the price? As a local resident (just outside) the Kansas City metro area, what would you like to see tested or what questions should I ask the next time Iím at Fiber HQ?
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Interesting article. I love how speedtest.net can't show the true speed of it. Really only torrents or newsgroups can use all that bandwidth as the other side of the network is the bottleneck. They mentioned that and the whole idea of wireless being slow. Wireless is the bottleneck for in home use, but with 802.11 ac coming out that should help that problem quite a bit. The issue with that will be range.

One thing I am a little worried about is what exactly they will be violating my privacy over. What do they currently do that violates my privacy?

Interesting article. Where are you finding this information at?
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Live in an apartment and want Google Fiber? Here's how to get it




Here's how to get Google Fiber in your apartment.
Last week, Google finally revealed its plans for Google Fiber, making "fiberhood" a part of the Kansas City lexicon. Google put the onus on consumers to pre-register for fiber or be left without (with a deadline of September 9).


There was no time to waste. My fiberhood is Quality Hill ó I live in an apartment there ó and we were on the high-end of Google's scale, needing 25 percent of the neighborhood to pre-register to get fiber. That's 346 people. I tried to sign up ... but I got this error message: "Sorry... we couldn't find that address."

The maker of Google Maps couldn't find my address? How am I supposed to rally my fiberhood to pre-register if I can't do it myself? This wasn't just a Quality Hill problem. I've heard from other apartment dwellers who were having the same issue.

I called up Google spokeswoman Jenna Wandres, who told me that the manager of my apartment complex would have to fill out a form to get into fiber consideration. This form. You'll want to send the link to your apartment complex or condo manager too, if you want fiber.

"We're encouraging residents to talk to their landlords first, and tell them that they're interested in having Google Fiber for their apartment building," Wandres said. "Then the landlord can get in touch with us online and ask us to build to the building."

So downtown apartment dwellers, if you want fiber, talk to your landlords and send 'em that link.
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Are people really this dumb? He's criticising Google Fiber from a bakery in KC that has a pre-product rollout, using a server halfway around the country in California to test the KC connection. Wow, he's obviously not biased or anything
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Google Inks Patent Deal With Rovi for Google Fiber




Google has signed a patent agreement with Rovi for technology that will be used for its upcoming Google Fiber service.
The multi-year agreement provides Google with a license for Rovi's interactive program guide used in set-top boxes, mobile devices, and on the Web.
"Our agreement with Google continues the growth and relevance of our patent licensing program for not only traditional platforms, but also new media experiences across multiple screens," Samir Armaly, executive vice president of Worldwide Intellectual Property & Licensing at Rovi, said in a statement. "We are pleased that the relevance of our intellectual property in this space continues to be recognized by leading companies such as Google."
Santa Clara-based Rovi said its portfolio includes about 5,100 issued or pending patents.
Last week, Google formally announced plans for Google Fiber, which will provide 1 gigabit Internet plus TV service in Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas, starting next year.
With its TV service, Google is promising hundreds of channels and on-demand shows, as well as 2TB of DVR storage and eight tuners, and a new Nexus 7 tablet to serve as a remote control - all for $120 per month.
There's also the option for standalone 1 gigabit Internet for $70 per month or free, 5 Mbps Internet with a $300 installation fee.
Interest is growing, with hundreds of people in the Kansas City paying $10 to pre-register for the service.
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How is Fremont,CA < 50 miles from KC? That's what I don't understand.
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