Google rumors: Google to build out their own pipe?

Who knows. It could happen. The telcos have been batting up a “on-time” delivery model to get priority packets to those that want it. Basically, this means that if Google pays up the “protection money”, then packets asking for Google’s search engine would get priority over others. While this is helpful for realtime applications such as VoIP, when it comes to web surfing, this becomes elitism.
Well, Google has said no thanks to the telcos, and there are a lot of rumors about the bandwidth that Google has been quietly buying up. Here, Networking Pipeline’s Preston Gralla hypothesizes if the big Internet corporations would launch a consortium and buy out wireless spectrum to build out their own network.
It’s not impossible, although rather far fetched. We think that it’d still be bound to the ground when it comes to bandwidth. But a build-out such as this could have the telcos’ strong arm tactics blow up in their face. And we all will have the last laugh.
Via NetworkingPipeline

  • The “Telcos” can NEVER limit bandwidth from servers to their clients… simply because they’d lose their clients (that’d be you and me at home).
    The only way they could do it is if they ALL (and I mean ALL) were to band together and start the limitations AT THE SAME TIME… otherwise they would be shutdown by lack of customers as their previous customers jumped ship to get on what would look like to them a “faster” connection.
    It is simply an example of GREED playing itself out. You’ve heard “PRIDE goeth before a fall” … well, PRIDE may go before it but GREED often causes it.

  • The “Telcos” can NEVER limit bandwidth from servers to their clients… simply because they’d lose their clients (that’d be you and me at home).
    The only way they could do it is if they ALL (and I mean ALL) were to band together and start the limitations AT THE SAME TIME… otherwise they would be shutdown by lack of customers as their previous customers jumped ship to get on what would look like to them a “faster” connection.
    It is simply an example of GREED playing itself out. You’ve heard “PRIDE goeth before a fall” … well, PRIDE may go before it but GREED often causes it.

  • Ratchet,
    You just outlined the Telco’s plan: ALL AT THE SAME TIME, but if someone like Google and a couple more big networks were to get together the TELCO’s would meet their fall.

  • Ratchet,
    You just outlined the Telco’s plan: ALL AT THE SAME TIME, but if someone like Google and a couple more big networks were to get together the TELCO’s would meet their fall.