Everyone knows cable sucks, and Google knows they stand to make some coin off it. The WSJ claims Google is up to something pretty wild: it's plotting its own cable network, based atop its own broadband ISP. This is ambitious.
The program, according to "people briefed on [Google's] plans," say the Google Cable service would kick off in Kansas City, where Google has already flaunted its vision of a gigabit fiber bandwidth orgy. And what better to do with that fast, exclusive network than to try to kill the local cable companies? "Google has discussed distributing major TV channels from companies like Walt Disney Co., Time Warner Inc. and Discovery Communications Inc. as part of the video service," the WSJ reports. That would be huge.