February 03, 2006

Google's plan for a private alternative to the internet - could it be so?

Does Google want to have it all?? It sure seems that way at times. Case in point, an article from the Times Online (http://business.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,9075-2023600,00.html) reports that Google is working on a project to create its own global internet protocol (IP) network, a private alternative to the internet controlled by the search giant. They go on to describe recent recruiting efforts by the company to secure talent with experience in negotiation of dark fibre contracts - Dark fibre is the remnants of late 1990s internet boom where American web companies laid down fibre optic cables in preparation for high speed internet delivery - kind of makes you stop and think, doesn't it?

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