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Re: Google seeks GoogleNet bids?
> I'm kind of surprised that I hadn't seem mention of it > here before now, but Om Malik points out in his blog that > Google is reviewing bids for it's natioal DWDM network: > > http://gigaom.com/2005/09/19/google-asks-for-googlenet-bids/ There seems to be a trend whereby anyone who can aggregate sufficient traffic to warrant their own IP network is doing so and offloading the so-called public Internet. In the case of Google it is reminiscent of the way the television networks aggregated broadcast content way back in the 60's. Ten years ago, the idea that there could be a public Internet which anyone could use for any purpose was rather new. Is this concept now on the decline? --Michael Dillon