The next disruptive redefinition of the internet age has happened. And who might it be but good ol’ Google. Having recognised that with the revenue-generation capability of their flagship Youtube and the increasing proliferation of dynamic bandwidth-heavy content, its time that accessing the world-wide web had to become as common as turning on the water-taps. Also with different ISPs getting cute by denying access to users who used up a lot of bandwidth, its about time that they be ‘disintermediated’ (love that word).
And when Google does things, they go all the way, offering fiber-optic cables to setup your own routers at home to then have wi-fi access all over the house. This means speeds over 10x the regular DSL connection. With a simple-to-use start-up kit for every average-joe to be their own ISP. Gonna send tremors through the cyber-world. Manna from heaven for internet users, especially with the two package options to pick in addition to the free package.
THE BASICS : http://www.google.com/tisp/
THE INSTALL PROCESS : http://www.google.com/tisp/install.html
THE FAQ : http://www.google.com/tisp/faq.html
Red letter day this, April 1st 2007