What if Google (GOOG) wanted to give Wi-Fi
access to everyone in America? And what if it had technology capable of
targeting advertising to a user’s precise location? The gatekeeper of
the world’s information could become one of the globe’s biggest Internet providers and one of its most powerful ad sellers, basically supplanting telecoms in one fell swoop. [via]
interesting stuff, the article goes on to say..
For the past year, it has quietly been shopping for miles and miles of
"dark," or unused, fiber-optic cable across the country from
wholesalers such as New York’s AboveNet. It’s also acquiring superfast
connections from Cogent Communications and WilTel, among others,
between East Coast cities including Atlanta, Miami, and New York. Such
large-scale purchases are unprecedented for an Internet company.
Yep, I’d say it was unprecedented too.
It also ties in with the adverts for techies with fibre skills a while back