Wall Street Journal reports rivals are unhappy with Google Fiber deal

The Wall Street Journal tells us Time Warner Cable and AT&T are asking Kansas City and Kansas City, Kansas for the same concessions Google Fiber got here. The paper says:

To entice Google Inc. to build its ultra-high-speed fiber network there, Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo., offered the Internet company sweeteners including several free or discounted city services. Now, Time Warner Cable Inc. and AT&T Inc., the incumbent Internet and TV providers in town, are angling to get the same deal.

The Journal says both cities offered Google free office space and free power for Google’s equipment. Google is also allowed to use the assets and infrastructure of both cities, which include computer tools, land, fiber and buildings.


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