Sure. It is made out to be a bigger deal than it really is.
I agree with RC. It will probably just link Google's Datacentres with each other so that have quicker comms between each of them.
Well, if internet neutrality is applied in US, Google must find a way to reduce cost of data exchanges. And this could be a way to counter this law... by making money sharing Tb!
Isn't it a normal thing?
A small company with presence in different company goes for small IPLC circuits of 10-20mb
Google need much more bandwidth so inter-datacenter communication, so its going for direct fiber.
Sounds very obvious to me & I thought it already exists.
That is so crazy to think of cables under the water for thousands of miles!!11one
Whatever happened to the shipping-container data-center idea? (pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/2005/p ...) Anyway, would this just be from California to Asia? Or would there be another cable to Australia? Or maybe my favorite country, Kiribati? Currently Kiribati's Internet is quite limited (see: coconutwireless.ki/)
While they are at it, can they bring Fiber to my doorstep??
I'm reminded of the Epiphyte corporation in Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon.
I guess Google doesn't want to own the internet – it wants to BE the internet.