I Can't Wait to Ditch My Cable Company for Google

Search giant Google  (NASDAQ: GOOGL  ) recently outlined plans to expand its Google Fiber service to Austin, Texas. That represents a disruptive threat to local incumbent cable providers such as Time Warner Cable  (NYSE: TWC  ) and AT&T  (NYSE: T  ) . Austinites will probably switch en masse to the new service, which will hurt both Time Warner and AT&T. Ma Bell promptly responded by announcing its own intention to build a gigabit fiber optic service if it could wrangle the same incentives as Google.

In the following video, Austin-based Fool contributor Evan Niu, CFA, explains why he's excited to ditch his cable company.

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  • Report this Comment On April 15, 2013, at 4:09 PM, shibadude wrote:

    Google would be the last company I would want to do business with. They'll probably track everything you're doing on your TV and provide it to the sorry government. Just like they do with their searches and gmail. Google is pure evil.

  • Report this Comment On April 15, 2013, at 6:09 PM, Fingalad wrote:

    I am laughing this up. These companies have been sitting on the sidelines shuffling their feet over the prospect of full fiber for over a decade, it has been proposed repeatedly and slammed. No they are about to get their collective rear ends handed to them by a company that is not even in their same industry. They deserve what they get for holding back progress. Go GOOGLE!

  • Report this Comment On April 15, 2013, at 6:21 PM, unclejohnsr wrote:

    Time Warner has been screwing people for decades because they have had a lock on the market. Thank goodness that there is now some competition. Even if I have to pay more, I'll go with whoever competes with T/W just to 'get even.'

  • Report this Comment On April 15, 2013, at 7:45 PM, Speedracer69 wrote:

    Here we go, faster speeds but at what cost to the people? I am all for super fast speeds yet my biggest complaint is usage caps! I am getting ripped off monthly because of this and its ticking me off! I have 5 people in the house that use my ISP and my usage cap gets real close to going over every month. I cannot enjoy Netflix or other video services because everyone else shares it..There is no real point having a 100x or more internet speed if all they are going to do is set a usage cap.

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