Google to test out TV in Kansas City, Mo.
Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), according to a New York Post report, will begin a video trial in Kansas City, Mo. that would be offered on its Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) network.
The service provider recently applied for a video franchise license with the Missouri Public Service Commission in a move to challenge local cable incumbent Time Warner Cable.
While only targeting a small amount of customers, the trial will be used as a way for the search engine giant to get a better understanding how it would deliver a potential video service.
An unnamed source speaking to the Post said that Google will apply for a similar license in Kansas City, Kan.
News of its applications for video franchises comes on the heels of its plans to build a satellite farm on land near its data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. These facilities would be used to access and store broadcast TV and audio content.
- The New York Post has this article
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