Have you heard of this Internet company called "Google?"
Yeah, they’re totally hot right now. OK. They’ve been hot for a while. They dominate the search engine world and everyone uses their email services. (Admit it: We all look down on people who are still using Hotmail or Yahoo! for email.)
But, Google has also been known for stepping outside of its comfort zone and trying out new ventures. Sometimes that works out really well, like with the Android smartphone operating system and the Google Chrome web browser. But, sometimes it really doesn’t work out well, like with Google Checkout, Google Buzz and, most recently, Google +.
The latest possible Google venture? Becoming a cable service provider. Currently, the company is testing the waters with a planned fiber-optic high-speed Internet service that’ll only roll out in a couple of select market. Think Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan. (of all places).
There is also talk that Google is thinking of adding TV and telephone services to it’s offerings as well. This would essentially put the Internet giant at odds with the major cable companies that rule over the Internet-TV-Phone market -- which could lead to competitively better prices and services. (Fingers crossed.) Or, lead to nothing if Google decides it’s not a viable venture.
Whatever happens, we’re all still going to be paying [insert cable company here] what seems like way too much -- so we can Facebook and tweet while we watch "True Blood" and talk on the phone.Add a comment