Google has filed an application to bring its video service to residents of Kansas City, offering live TV and on-demand and online access to TV channels via a super fast broadband connection.
Google Fiber, a subsidiary of Google, has filed applications in Missouri and Kansas to operate a video/TV service.
The news follows reports that Google is currently laying down the foundation of its ultra-fast 1 GB/s broadband connection in the same city.
The internet service is expected to launch at least in one unspecified neighborhood sometime early this summer, and so far Google hasn’t actually stated what types of products it will package with the new Internet connection.
In the Kansas application, Google reportedly said it will “utilize national and regional video headend facilities (programming collection points) to send IPTV (internet-based television) across a private (internet protocol) network to subscribers.”
The application was filed last Friday with both the Kansas Corporation Commission and the Missouri Public Service Commission.
Last year, Google was in talks with Disney, Time Warner and Discover Communications about providing content for its fiber-optic based video service in those cities.
View a video outlining how Google Fiber works below: