Midwest livin’ has never been so good. In addition to a cost of living that would make any east- or west-coaster faint with jealousy, Kansas City was the lucky winner of the Google Fiber
sweepstakes. KC was the first city to test out Google’s 1Gbps
network, the fastest Internet service available.
, with its constant Manifest Destiny-like expansion into more tech territories, has surely been looking to add services to its Internet offering relating to its Google TV
; now, it appears that the search giant has indeed taken a step in that direction.
The Kansas City Business Journal reports
that the state of Kansas has given regulatory approval for Google to offer video services in Kansas City. This follows Missouri Public Service Commission approval early in March to allow the same on the Missouri side of the city.
There’s still some wrangling to do with the FCC to get all the legal ducks in a row, but there’s little doubt that Google is stepping into content provider territory in a big way.