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News Google funds massive undersea cable

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 27 Feb 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Google on a spending spree or something? First WINE, now this? What's going to be next "Google funds ultimate Laptop"
     
  3. noobarino

    noobarino New Member

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    "Google buys Microsoft"
     
  4. victorres2

    victorres2 DONT LOOK FOR THE EASY WAY OUT

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    Good investments, lets just hope they get insurance on underwater earthquakes since they are starting up again, well at least here in southern california.
     
  5. Clocked

    Clocked Yar! It be drivin' me nuts...

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    /me wants 4.8tb/s in my home...
     
  6. adamc

    adamc New Member

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    when is the UK going to be improving its internet infrastructure? :(
     
  7. Delphium

    Delphium Eyefinity enabled

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    ^^^ :sigh:

    Following recent trends.... they wont, they will just cap and monitor us all.

    All your packets are belong to (NOT us!).
     
  8. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Yay, 4.8Tb for Japan, 512Kb for me.

    Whoop-de-bleedin'-doo.
     
  9. p3n

    p3n New Member

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    jeez atleast use a picture of the novelty fibre optic toys :p

    ps all these rants are a tad silly, this is the internets underlying structure not your last mile ISP and it also involves two continents that couldn't be much further away!
     
  10. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    i consider it cheap.... for the amount of money google owns....
     
  11. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    All the fiber optics in the world won't help you if the last mile is ancient copper wiring, and improving THAT little problem BT estimates would cost them billions and billions and billions...
     
  12. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    It would make a big difference for me if we had some extra sub-aquatic fibre optic cables, seeing that my ISP infrastructure is actually rather good from what I've seen. Only problem are the 'Cache Servers' as they call them (or in truth, package sniffers).
     
  13. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Why? It's not like any website allows anywhere near that much bandwidth to a single connection, let alone having hard drives that could utilize a thousandth of that speed.
     
  14. scarrmrcc

    scarrmrcc New Member

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    next up:
    google buys yahoo
     
  15. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    if google really wants to spend money, I could give them my paypal address...


    j/k

    good to see that they invest into infrastructure for the internet, just look at the ever increasing filesizes... we will need it.
     
  16. Clocked

    Clocked Yar! It be drivin' me nuts...

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    but i could boast about it being too fast for my hardware though...
     
  17. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Attention Google!
    I am willing to design and build a fancy plexiglas internet for the sum of only $100 million dollars. Please PM me here at BT.
     
  18. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    it's all about the e-pen you know ;)

    I'm actually glad they're going to do this. The web might be worldwide in theory, but we never get to socialise (err, socialise online) with anyone from Asia. It's like a 'completely independant internet'
     
  19. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    that sounds pretty sweet

    it's only $300 million
     
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