Google has come out and warned ISPs that the Internet can't handle people watching TV or movies on it. With the large file sizes of video, especially HDTV, they say that major infrastructure upgrades are needed to meet upcoming user demand.

Google, sweethearts that they are, offered to "work together with cable operators to combine its technology for searching for video and TV footage and its tailored advertising with the cable networks' high-quality delivery of shows." Aw, shucks, how sweet of you to try to weasel your way into the service provider industry under the guise of a warning. Yeah, I'm sure making Google Video the proprietary method of searching for video on every ISP and using AdWords to make money off it will really help people download movies faster. You're all about helping the people, Google, and we thank you.


Google and cable firms warn of risks from Web TV [Reuters]

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