While cable companies have been in silent battles with Internet companies when it comes to offering their product online, one Internet company has taken the fight to where those companies live. Google (News - Alert) has rolled out its own cablecompany offering and the company seems to be trying to grow that offering quickly. Google Fiber is now growing in coverageas well as programming offering with quite a few different channels and networks being added to the lineup.
Google Fiber has worked out a deal with Time Warner’s (News - Alert) Turner Broadcast company. Google Fiber now has access to Boomerang, Cartoon Network (Adult Swim), CNN, CNN en Español, CNN International, HLN, hTV, infinito, TBS, TCM: Turner Classic Movies, TNT and truTV. The company also announcedthat it recently worked out a deal with Disney’s (News - Alert) television division. That particular deal means that Google Fiber now has a ton more channels that will appeal to the sports fans who reside in Kansas City. Among the channels they are able to offer thanks to the deal with Disney are ABC Family, ABC News Now, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ESPN (News - Alert), ESPN Buzzer Beater, ESPN Classic, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, Longhorn Network, Ovation, SOAPnet, TBN, TBN Enlace and Velocity.
Google Fiber is only available in Kansas City at the moment, but if early reviews are any indication, it would appear that the Internet giant will eventually be moving out of that area and into other ones in the near future. For just $120 a month, customers are able to use Google Fiber for quite a bit more than they were getting from other cable companies. With the bigger channel lineup (which was the biggest complaint about the service) it seems as if the company will take big steps towards being a real competitor with other more traditional cable companies.
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Edited by Rachel Ramsey