Presenting Google as Your New Internet Service Provider

Omer Saleem
Feb 10, 2010

Google is now truly en-route to become a world’s most powerful player in the world when it comes to the Internet. They have left no stone unturned in order to secure their dominance and it is just a matter of time that they will buy out Microsoft, Yahoo, AOL, AT&T, T-Mobile and all the other major technology and communications player in the world.

The latest has been the testing of Google’s “ultra-high speed” fiber network. The announcement comes on Google’s official blog and is accompanied by a video explaining what is going on.

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Google also claims that this network will be X100 times better than conventional Internet Service Providers, capable of delivering over 1 Gigabit of bandwidth per second, and will remain competitive.

The average bandwidth being used in USA is 4.8 Mega bit /sec with an average price of $3.3 per 1 Mega bit /sec, which is still higher than world’s cheapest Internet in Japan, which is with an average of 61 Mega bit /sec and the average prices per Mb is $0.27.

Anyway, the reason Google is moving on with this experiment is to give room to online applications, development and open networks. Here’s what Google really has in mind.

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  • Next generation apps: We want to see what developers and users can do with ultra high-speeds, whether it’s creating new bandwidth-intensive “killer apps” and services, or other uses we can’t yet imagine.
  • New deployment techniques: We’ll test new ways to build fiber networks, and to help inform and support deployments elsewhere, we’ll share key lessons learned with the world.
  • Openness and choice: We’ll operate an “open access” network, giving users the choice of multiple service providers. And consistent with our past advocacy, we’ll manage our network in an open, non-discriminatory and transparent way.

Source: Google Blog