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I didn't get a chance to write about this when it first hit my inbox, but I just can't resist saying something about the ridiculous "study" that a consulting firm called Precursor did of the bandwidth that Google supposedly uses but doesn't pay for. The headline on the email I got -- which I assume…

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You know a Web company is getting big when they want their own undersea fiber-optic cable. According to a report at CommsDay, which appears to be a fairly reputable telecom site, Google is working on a plan with a group of other companies to lay an undersea cable to provide dedicated bandwidth between the U.S.…

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Rumours that Google has acquired large quantities of fiber (or fibre, as we Canadians call it) are not exactly new. I recall stories as far back as two years ago saying exactly the same thing. In fact, if you check the date on this particular story from CNet about Google buying up "dark" fiber, you'll…

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My friend and fellow Canuck blogger Mark Evans points to a story from Marketwatch about BellSouth following through on its promise (threat?) to start charging service providers such as Apple or MovieLink extra to ensure that their content gets through to users reliably and quickly. This is an issue that has been coming for awhile.…

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SBC to Internet: We own you

by Mathew on October 31, 2005

Ed Whitacre, CEO of SBC Telecommunications, tells Businessweek magazine that as far as he's concerned, telecoms and cable companies get to control the Internet: "Q. How concerned are you about Internet upstarts like Google, MSN, Vonage, and others? A. How do you think they're going to get to customers? Through a broadband pipe. Cable companies…