2nd Gen Google Fiber Set-Top Box Nears Release


Google’s investment in Sage TV continues to bear fruit as the team is apparently hard at work preparing their second generation Google Fiber set-box.

Google Fiber, which aims to replace our more traditional Internet and television providers by offering faster speeds with clearer communication and fair pricing, is currently available in Kansas City and Provo with Austin and other locales on the docket. And, via the FCC, we’ve learned that the upcoming GFHD200 “TV Box” will presumably replace the GFHD100 and features all sorts of connectivity including 10/100 Ethernet, MoCA 1.1/2.0, dual band 802.11ac/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and HDMI 1.4. Further, a new GFRM200 remote is also in the works that appears to communicate via Bluetooth LE (and Brent Evans hopes it brings backlighting). As to any new functionality and the physical appearance of these devices, we’ll just have to wait until Google is ready to share via formal channels.