Google Fiber is drawing some complaints from residents in Kansas City, Mo., after installing utility cabinets on sidewalks to power its 1-Gig Internet and pay TV service.
Google Fiber launched a campaign aimed at boosting its subscriber count in the Kansas City area by the end of the year, announcing Wednesday that it will give new customers who order its 1-Gig Internet and pay TV service by Dec. 22 a free Nexus 7 tablet.
Roku owners who also subscribe to certain pay-TV providers will be able to access Disney's suite of WATCH apps through the streaming video device.
Google Fiber said Wednesday that it launched new apps for Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch that subscribers can use to channel surf and manage DVR recordings.
Time Warner Cable said Monday that it has doubled the speed of its Ultimate Internet tier to 100 Mbps in Los Angeles, and that it will offer Ultimate 100 in New York City and Hawaii by the end of the year.
Google Fiber said it launched Walt Disney Co.'s WatchESPN and WATCH Disney on Wednesday, the first TV Everywhere apps it has licensed from a content provider.
With rivals Google Fiber and AT&T preparing to launch wideband Internet services offering speeds of up to 1 Gbps in Austin, Texas, Time Warner Cable said Thursday that it will expand the number of Wi-Fi hotspots it offers in the city to 1,350 by the end of 2013.
While Google Fiber said it is beginning to take orders for its 1-Gig Internet and pay TV service in Provo, Utah, the Internet giant won't begin accepting orders from subscribers of cable incumbent Comcast until January.
AT&T said Tuesday that wireless veteran Dahna Hull will run its wideband Internet project in Austin, which it is calling "U-verse with GigaPower."
AT&T has put a date and time to its anticipated entry into the 1 gigabit broadband race in Austin, Texas, stating that it will begin delivering high-speed broadband U-verse with GigaPower and more advanced TV services and features in December.