Between Jan. 2009 ? the first month of Obama?s presidency ? and Oct. 2015, Google and its affiliates have had at least 427 meetings at the White House.

Google is in just four markets with well less than 100,000 customers and the incumbent telecom companies are outpacing Google?s buildout.

The legal battle between AT&T and the city of Louisville is gaining national attention, but important facts of the case are often lost in speculation over corporate giant's maneuvering. A hard look at those facts reveals an attempt by the city to unfairly undermine companie's property rights, hard-negotiated contracts, regulatory authority, and public safety.

The number of pay-TV subscribers belies the degree of fanfare Google Fiber generates.

Residents complained that Google's contractors have damaged homes and lawns, blocked driveways, and trespassed.

The FCC has initiated a rulemaking designed to give consumers alternatives to the cable and satellite companies? set-top box. That?s a good thing. But the devil is in the details, and the debate is shaping up to be a battle between corporate titans.
AT&T overtakes the Internet company with its many years of infrastructure-building experience.
In offering more online video content, especially if that content is exclusive to YouTube?s service, YouTube will become a clear competitor of video streaming providers like Netflix and Hulu.
AT&T announced plans to expand its gigabit Internet service to 38 more metro areas, while Google looks to bring its fiber service to Chicago and Los Angeles.
If Google decides to expand to these areas, it will put them in competition with Comcast, Bright House Networks, and Charter Communications.