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Believe it or not, Google Fiber is still a thing, but the FTTP initiative’s associated IPTV service is not. Parent company Alphabet has shuttered the linear TV service and will be pushing its live streaming offering YouTube TV ($49.99 a month) instead. Google will also be offering Fubo TV, a direct competitor to YouTube TV. A company statement read, “As we return our focus to where we started – as a gigabit internet company – we’re also ready to challenge the status quo, to finally come right out and say it: customers today just don’t need traditional TV.” Excluding the Dutch VodafoneZiggo joint venture with Liberty Global, Vodafone added 47,000 total TV subscribers in Europe in Q4 2019, making it a…

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