Google Fiber set-top box pops up on FCC site

The company's logo is prominently displayed on the label of the new box manufactured by Humax, and could mean a super-fast Google broadband connection is on its way to consumers.


The FCC's Web site lists a Google Fiber IP set-top box equipped with Wi-Fi, USB, Ethernet, HDMI input and output, IR and coax, Engadget reported today.

This probably means a super-fast Google broadband connection is on its way to consumers.

The FCC Web site has a photo of the label, which prominently displays the Google Fiber logo, for the GFHD100 box as well as a test report naming digital set-top box manufacturer Humax as the applicant. Endgadget notes that the setup sounds similar to Verizon's Fios .

"We're still exploring what product offerings will be available when we launch Google Fiber in Kansas City and we have nothing to announce at this time," a Google spokesperson said when asked about the device.

Google announced its plans for the "ultra speed" broadband networks two years ago , announcing earlier this year that the company's plans to start laying fiber-optic lines in the Kansas City market.

Update, 4:43 p.m. PT: Updated with comment from Google.

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