Sunday, January 21, 2007

Is google going to take over the internet?

Google wants to be your internet. An interesting article that makes a certain degree of sense. If bandwidth demand continues to rapidly increase, then local peer exchanges will be critical to managing it, and if some company like google owns the rights to massive amounts of interconnected bandwidth and the datacenters needed to manage it they could quite easily end up controlling to a large degree most peoples internet access. With protocols like bittorrent adding cache support for there file transport such a system would work rather well for most types of content.

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