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Google gets green light to offer TV in Kansas City, Mo.

2012-03-09 09:01 by
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Google is now one step closer to delivering video services via its fiber network in mid-America as the Missouri Public Service Commission approved the company to provide TV service in Kansas City. Last month, Google sought franchises to offer video service in Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, KS. The new service would be an addition to the ultra-fast Internet network Google began building in the cities.

For now, the Internet search giant is negotiating to license channels for the service. It is not clear yet what video plans will be provided, Google says it's still mulling over what services and applications it would offer over the network.

A Google spokeswoman said 3/7 the company is exploring what product offerings will be available when it launches Google Fiber in Kansas City. She said the video franchise licenses were a necessary legal step, but the action doesn't mean Google will or will not pursue video services in that market.

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