Is TWC really ready to compete with Google Fiber?

Jim Barthold, FierceIPTVTime Warner Cable (NYSE: TWX), the main competitor to Google Fiber (Nasdaq: GOOG) in Kansas City, Mo., has been dismissive of the Internet giant's much talked about 1 Gbps service, arguing that no one needs that much speed today and if people do want it, TWC can deliver it. In his latest column, Jim Barthold, editor of FierceIPTV, addresses the idea that if a cable operator like TWC--which like other MSOs has enjoyed a near-monopoly in the markets it serves--were to deliver a disruptive service like Google Fiber's 1 Gbps fiber service it would have to "compete before the competition got a foothold." Read more

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