The PCWorld article offers up 5 possibilities to explain why Google wants to build new broadband network(s).
Notably absent in PCWorld's analysis is any political explanation.
However, as ddacunha reported on February 3, 2010 Google, NSA may team up over
Perhaps the explanation for both events (Google building a network AND teaming up with the NSA) is outlined in loam's report:
Cyber War: Sabotaging the System. We are under attack!.
...It appears that a number of public services and utilities (foolishly) use the public Internet - unlike the US Military, which has it's own system.
Anything on the public Internet is more vulnerable to hacking, cyber-terrorism and cyber-vandalism.
One solution to the problem is to create several separate and distinct Internets - meaning separate networks. This would be an acceptable alternative
to Internet controls and regulations that stifle Free Speech and Freedom of the (Internet) Press.
...Google is a good company, committed to serving the community in its own way and to supporting our Constitutional Rights.
I can see Google trying to solve the problem of utilities and services security on the Internet.
...However - I do NOT think we should be bumped off our net so a few services and utilities can be locked down. IMO - THEY should be bumped onto the
So what's Google up to? Why get into building broadband networks? Is that the only way they can protect their business as an advertising network?
Also note: Subtle Strategies To Inhibit Efficient Internet Browsing
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