Will Google's FTTH drive live up to the hype?

Jim Barthold, FierceIPTVThere's been no shortage of talk about Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG) ambitious community Fiber to the Home (FTTH) initiative in Kansas City, Kan. and Kansas City, Mo. While residential and business customers outside of these areas would also love to have the 1 Gbps speeds that the Internet giant is promising to deliver, not everyone is convinced it's going to live up to its grand expectations. Jim Barthold, editor of FierceIPTV, reminds the industry that the success of Google's FTTH effort--much like Bell Atlantic's (later to be Verizon's (NYSE: VZ)) scrapped FutureVision telcoTV venture in Toms River, N.J.--is far from certain. Read more...

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