Google Fiber in Kansas City Makes Hollywood Nervous
Of all the media industries dragged kicking and screaming into the brave new digital world—news, music, publishing—Hollywood has held up comparatively well. Although physical sales of DVDs and Blu-ray are falling, no single Web company dominates the online video realm, and consumers mostly still get their programming via pricey cable bundles. Poky Internet speeds—the U.S. average of about 5 megabits per second ranks 26th globally—means that pirates can’t swap bulky video files with the same insouciant ease as they do MP3s.
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