Who’s afraid of Google fiber? Time Warner for starters.

Apparently, Time Warner Cable (s twc) and I have something in common — we both want to figure out the details on Google’s (s goog) fiber-to-the-home deployment in Kansas City. Time Warner Cable, one of the ISPs providing broadband access in Kansas City, is fishing for details on the Google deployment, and is willing to pay for tips.

Unlike me, TWC has cash at its disposal and is offering $50 for information on Google’s fiber deployment, according to the poster a tipster sent me after a visit to the Time Warner offices in Kansas City. Which implies that Time Warner is concerned enough about the potential competitive threat that Google’s deployment represents to suss out all the details it can.
I can’t blame it. I’m pretty eager for tips on Google’s fiber deployment myself.