Google looking to build satellite dish farm in Iowa

Google has asked the US FCC for permission to build a satellite antenna farm near Council Bluffs, Iowa, amidst speculation that the move could enable it to receive feeds from US broadcast channels and offer them as part of the bundled high-speed internet offering that it is trialing separately in Kansas City.

Google Fiber, the network infrastructure arm of the internet search giant, wants to build a satellite dish farm near its Council Bluffs data centre. A large number of US cities have applied to be part of Google’s planned nation-wide fibre project since it was unveiled two years ago. Google indicated in November that it could add pay TV services to its Kansas City service.

Tags: Google