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Amazon is reportedly considering offering home Internet service in Europe.
The technology news site quotes "a person briefed on the discussion" as saying that Amazon is considering whether to offer Internet service over the networks of existing providers. Since Amazon reportedly doesn't want to build its own network, it would have to purchase wholesale access, which isn't available everywhere.
"A US offering would be tougher to pull off as US regulators don't require cable operators to open up their networks to rivals." Amazon could bundle Internet and video using its existing Prime service, creating a package similar to those offered by cable TV and Internet providers, the report said.
Amazon could consider offering wireless Internet in the US without building its own network, but an Amazon home Internet service in the US doesn't appear to be in the cards.