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GoogleNet--massive Google WiFi in the works?

Ryan Block, @ryan
08.15.05
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Suddenly Google local (and maps, and video, and so on) makes so much more sense—Business 2.0 reports that they've learned from "telecom insiders" that Google is hard at work on a nation-wide high-capacity data network, buying up unused fiber lines and cheap backbone access to really flesh out their capacity. B2 theorizes this could result in a massive digital video db, on-demand television (IPTV) system, or free ad-based WiFi network, which in conjunction with location-tracking hotspot firm Feeva, has already been pilot launched in San Francisco serving up Google Local-based ads. Could Google really power not just Internet search, but a sizable portion of the Internet? Beats us, but if they want to make it happen, they better get that AdSense click fraud thing sorted out asap.

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