Fair Use Policy

Jimmy Hess mysidia at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 20:05:04 CDT 2012


On 8/22/12, Benjamin Krueger <benjamin at seattlefenix.net> wrote:
> Yeah, totally can't be done. It especially can't be done profitably.

Google can afford to start almost any project they want,  and they are
in a unique position to negotiate peering and access to a ton of
bandwidth, with their Youtube, Google Search et al. As to whether  it
will be profitable, well, obviously, that is their claim. It's yet to
be demonstrated.

I gotta reject the idea that broadband providers should be required to
follow in Google's footsteps though.

For now, Google fiber is another risky experiment,  that could have a
great payout if successful, or could be shuttered within a year or so,
 or fees/rate incs tacked on,  when they figure out just what a mess
they have gotten into.


> http://fiber.google.com/
> http://gigaom.com/2012/07/26/the-economics-of-google-fiber-and-what-it-means-for-u-s-broadband/
>
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-JH



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