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Re: Google seeks GoogleNet bids?

  • From: Christopher L. Morrow
  • Date: Tue Sep 20 09:56:13 2005

On Tue, 20 Sep 2005, Fergie (Paul Ferguson) wrote:

> It may have something to do with the possibility that
> GoogleNet will need an infrastructure to tie together
> it's WiFi offering:

Or... perhaps they just don't want to pay transit prices, and they think
darkfiber and all its accutriments will be less than transit prices (which
I don't want to debate, I'll take it on faith it is), for all their
'internal' communications? There are probably a dozen reasons, ending
with: "Vint wants a new network to play with" ... It's their money, let
them put it back into the economy? :)

> - ferg
> -- wrote:
> > I'm kind of surprised that I hadn't seem mention of it
> > here before now, but Om Malik points out in his blog that
> > Google is reviewing bids for it's natioal DWDM network:
> >
> >
> There seems to be a trend whereby anyone who can aggregate
> sufficient traffic to warrant their own IP network is doing
> so and offloading the so-called public Internet. In the case
> of Google it is reminiscent of the way the television networks
> aggregated broadcast content way back in the 60's.
> Ten years ago, the idea that there could be a public Internet
> which anyone could use for any purpose was rather new. Is this
> concept now on the decline?
> --Michael Dillon
> --
> "Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
>  Engineering Architecture for the Internet
> or
>  ferg's tech blog:

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