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Google Patent Indicates Fiber Broadband To Homes
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msg:4424227
 6:13 pm on Mar 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

Google Patent Indicates Fiber Broadband To Homes [news.cnet.com]

The Net giant tries to patent a technique for using a flat, flexible housing to lower the cost of bringing a super-fast Internet to homes. Just how big will Google Fiber be?

The company has applied for a patent for "general edging systems and methods," which the application bills as "a low-impact, convenient, time-efficient and cost-saving optical fiber deployment technology."

The application describes a flat, perhaps bendable strip of "edging" that carries fiber-optic lines or coaxial cables tucked within. The edging could be slipped into a shallow slot, perhaps along a fence or driveway or dug into a lawn, or it could be camouflaged to fit into the garden or patterned to look nice if exposed.


 

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msg:4424692
 11:21 am on Mar 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

Sounds like they want to bypass existing infrastructure.


...which the application bills as "a low-impact, convenient, time-efficient and cost-saving...


My personal information is not low-impact to me and I will not make it convenient to gather nor would it be time-efficient of me to surrender it in the name of cost-savings. In other words, Google's push the creepy line history and one privacy policy fits all isn't good enough for me to plug my house into Google.

I wonder how they plan to overcome that while trying to convince the public to allow them to carry all signals.

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