The dawn of GoogleNet?

By Derek Sooman on
Could Google become one of the world's largest Internet providers? Rumour has it that the company has been shopping for miles and miles of "dark," or unused, fiber-optic cable. What advantage might this bring? Well, currently when a user performs a search on Google, the data is transmitted over a network owned by an ISP, and Google has to pay as much as $60 per megabit per second per month in IP transit fees. By cutting out the middlemen, Google could save millions of dollars a month.

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