Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Feb 2010 20:42 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Google The Mom of all internet companies, Google, has announced today that it will effectively become an internet service provider. The company is planning on building a number of ultra high-speed broadband networks in select locations in the United States, serving anywhere between 50000 and 500000 users.
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RE: scary
by timl on Wed 10th Feb 2010 22:21 UTC in reply to "scary"
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How long before this forms a 'google network' subtly replacing the internet. With google offering faster internet and additional functions to its network customers at a loss leading price.

If that's what it takes to finally switch to IPv6, a secure DNS and spam-proof SMTP, then on the whole I might see it as something positive.

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