The London Times is Reporting that Google is currently working on it’s own global IP network that would be “a private alternative to the internet.”
The Times quotes “a leading content provider” as saying – “We are in discussions with Google to provide content for their alternative Internet service, to be distributed through their Google Cube product. As far as I’m aware they have been conducting negotiations with a number of other players in our marketplace to provide quality content to their users.”
The “Google Cube” is the long rumored low cost PC that Google is supposedly set to market through Wal-Mart stores.
The Times also goes on to backup the rumor with various bits of evidence – including the purchase of a 270,000 ft Telecom interconnection facility in New York. Many believe that Google is planning to use this location to “link up and power the dark fibre system and turn it into a working internet network of its own.”
For more information check out the full London Times article.
One thing is for certain, all of the rumors surrounding Google over the last month point to the idea that Google is up to something big.
Posted by Sean