Google Fiber to kill its traditional Fiber TV offering in favor of online streaming

In February, Google Fiber started testing an upgraded TV experience for Fiber TV subscribers in an attempt to ditch its traditional TV offering. At the time, the online TV experience was only available in Huntsville, Alabama. However, In June, the company rolled out service in every city where Google Fiber was available. Now, Google has officially announced it will completely shut down its conventional TV offering altogether.
In an official blog post on Tuesday (via 9to5Google), Google Fiber said it “will ultimately retire Fiber TV in all our markets.” Google says current subscribers will get a 90-day notice before their plans change. As part of the migration, Google will replace the dedicated Fiber TV Box sitting in customers’ living rooms with a Chromecast with Google TV stick. In addition, Google will also upgrade old routers with Google WiFi for free.
“Traditional TV is expensive and outdated, so we’re working to upgrade our customers to streaming options, and will ultimately re…

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