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Google replacing Internet

I saw somewhere that Google might be building their own Internet.

I suspect a lot of firms would like to do this, but few have the resources.

Anyone have any thoughts on this ? Not you, Bill ;-)
Permalink New York ??? 
August 30th, 2005
Because they're buying all that "dark fiber" ? I'm not sure you could build another Internet from dark fiber.
Permalink MarkTAW 
August 30th, 2005
I pass loads of dark fibre every day. Do you think I could sell it to them?
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August 30th, 2005
Yeah, the "dark fibre" thing sounds interesting. I assume they're getting a good deal.
Permalink New York ??? 
August 30th, 2005
Google wants all your data. that means moving zetamasses of data to move around the globe, fast. Dark fibre is dirt cheap from all the glut poored into the ground in the 90's. Liting it up has become cheap as well ...

Imagine GoogleDrive. You're HD is just a asynchronous cache. Windows Vista installed on GoogleOS serving a GoogleDrive c:\. Now Google owns the concrete floor. They basicaly reverse the table on MS. But man, that would require big pipes, right?
Permalink Just me (Sir to you) 
August 30th, 2005
I don't think they'll be able to buy enough to provide that much bandwidth. It must be something else.
Permalink son of parnas 
August 30th, 2005
Oops, you found an error!