Google wants to be your Internet

Jim Popovitch jimpop at
Sat Jan 20 21:41:51 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-01-20 at 10:12 -0800, Mark Boolootian wrote:
> Cringley has a theory and it involves Google, video, and oversubscribed
> backbones:

Aren't there some Telco laws wrt cross-state, but still interlata, calls
not being able to be charged as interstate?  Perhaps Google wants to
avoid any future federal/state regulations by providing in-state (i.e.
"local") access.  Additionally, it makes it easier to do state and local
govt business when the data is in the same state (it's not out-sourcing
if it's just nextdoor...).  And then there is the "lobbying" issue, what
better way to lobby multiple states than do do significant business
their in?  Or perhaps I'm just daydreaming too much today.... ;-)

-Jim P.
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