Google to offer fiber to end users

Brandon Galbraith brandon.galbraith at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 14:59:07 CST 2010


On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 2:56 PM, Seth Mattinen <sethm at rollernet.us> wrote:

> On 2/10/2010 12:30, Charles N Wyble wrote:
> >
> http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-02-10/google-plans-to-build-high-speed-fiber-optic-networks-update2-.html
> >
> http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/think-big-with-gig-our-experimental.html
> >
> > What do folks think?
> >
>
> Optimistic view: It can force the incumbents into being competitive on
> service and everyone wins.
>
> Pessimistic view: incumbents feel threatened and try to sue/lobby it
> away to keep the status quo like they did with cities trying to offer
> wifi or FTTH.
>
>
Google cash > Muni cash. I'm not saying it'll work, but they have many more
resources at their disposal. Incumbents should be worried.



> ~Seth
>
>


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