Is Google looking to build out a nationwide wireless network? In my opinion of course they want to. Why not have access and navigation tied together. In 2001 I developed an archictecture and startup idea with Cisco which I called PBULE (police based lookup engine). Translated for you non-search geeks: bundling broadband access services with navigation requests or tying internet access with search. No brainer but hard to do technically.
There are three areas of innovation I’m passionate about media 2.0, search, and broadband & broadband wireless. So when I got an email from Rich McIver I had to blog it. Rich writes a story for dailywireless on “8 Signs that Google is planning to build a Nationwide Wireless Network.
Over the past few years Google has been quietly developing new technologies and acquiring a vast amount of resources leaving us to ponder what’s going on. While Google maintains that the massive amount of growth is due to Google’s expected audience in the next few years, the numbers just don’t add up.
Here are eight signs that Google is planning to build a national wireless network.
1. The Internet Doctor Prescribes Dark Fiber
2. Investing in Unconventional Places
3. The Mountain View Lamppost Phenomenon
4. Google Frees San Francisco
5. Google Does Not Like Your ISP
6. Free Meets Risk-Free
7. Google Data Centers are Coming to a Town Near You
8. Horizontal and Vertical Integration
Great Story by Rich McIver.