You may remember me mentioning the joy of Google Earth some time last month. Well it's looking more and more like a mission statement rather than a product name as the Search Engine company continues to move past its roots.
Lost Remote: Report: Google quietly buying fiber lines
"Om Malik in Business 2.0 reports that Google has been shopping quietly for miles and miles of 'dark,' or unused, fiber-optic cable. Why? Likely to prepare for 'bandwidth-hungry applications' like a digital-video database or on-demand television programming. But Malik says Google could being going one step further. '[It could] build a national broadband network -- let's call it the GoogleNet -- massive enough to rival even the country's biggest internet service providers.' And take on the telcos."