Google's Chromecast draws varied reactions from telecom industry watchers

Jim Barthold, FierceIPTV Josh Wein, FierceOnlineVideo

Having sold out online in less than 24 hours, it's clear that Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG) new Chromecast device has captured the hearts and minds of the broadband public, but its debut is drawing different opinions from telecom industry watchers. On one hand, Jim Barthold, editor of FierceIPTV, says that Chromecast could possibly drive telcos like Verizon (NYSE: VZ) to expand their FiOS TV and broadband service base beyond their set targets. Alternatively, Josh Wein, editor of FierceOnlineVideo, says that the initial lack of support for a broad array of video content is giving him pause to purchase Chromecast. Check out Jim's commentary here, and Josh's view here.

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