Coming to an ISP Near You: Google Servers

by Cord Blomquist on December 18, 2008 · 1 comment

in Regulation, Tech & Telecom

Over at the Tech Liberation Front, the Internet’s premier free market technology blog, we’re discussing the implications of Google’s OpenEdge program.  The program plans to place servers at your local ISP, allowing Google to store files closer to you, the end user.

Rather than waiting for your YouTube video to cross the country to get to your computer, they’d only have to cross town.  This would cut down on load times and cut down on traffic elsewhere on the net.

However, some have said it might be unfair, and violate net neutrality, a principle that Google itself wants to advance.

Read all about it here:

Me on whether or not Google violated net neutrality and whether or not it really matters

Adam Thierer on the critical reaction to the original Wall Street Journal story about Google

Ryan Radia on the difference between Internet “fast lanes” and “short lanes”

Brett Swanson on Storewidth

Me again on how Google’s caching program benefits everyone

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