Is it a surprise that Google is also getting into television? There have been rumors flying around that google will try to incorporate it's wireless network with on-demand streaming television. Purchasing unused fiber lines would be one way they could afford to do it. Surprise surprise, It seems as though Google has purchased unused fiber from Cogent according to this article.
Google has registered the domains googletv.com, googletelevision.net, googlehd.net, googlehdtv.net, googlehidef.com and googlehighdevinition.com... It definitely looks like they are going to be doing something with TV in the future.
I'm looking forward to it! :)