Facebook and Google are buying internet cables, controlling infrastructure

By Scorpus ยท 4 replies
Dec 17, 2013
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  1. Major internet companies aren't just running their websites and servers these days, but buying up significant amounts of internet infrastructure around the globe. The Wall Street Journal reports that companies such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Amazon have been investing...

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  2. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,811   +472

    Yes this is a good thing particularly for a country where the government has just decided to sit on their fat a$$es and not do anything real with comms infrastructure. We need someone to step up or you just get left behind...
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  3. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TS Evangelist Posts: 611   +94

    Hopefully google network will come to LA one day and drive the prices down.
  4. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,737   +3,757

    I would be careful about wishing them well on their little infrastructure maneuver. Business is just like a game of chess: you look at the board and position your pieces accordingly. Just because they're positioning themselves to corner other providers now doesn't mean they won't choose to surround their customers tomorrow. Such is the nature of big business.
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