Google Should Build Its High Speed Network In San Francisco
Google said it is collecting requests from communities interested in being among the first to try out an experimental high-speed network it is planning to build.
We're planning to build and test ultra high-speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations across the United States. We'll deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today with 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections. We plan to offer service at a competitive price to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people.
Google believes this will encourage developers to create new types of applications that aren't limited by current bandwidth speeds. But where else are there high concentrations of software developers? San Francisco/ Bay Area has the highest concentration and this is where Google should build one of these networks.
App development has to take place where there is also access to culture. Apps developed outside of a culture won't succeed. If Google builds its network somewhere remote, say a small town in Nevada, what types of high speed apps would they need there?
Better to build the network, and the apps, within this community, in San Francisco. This is where the apps can be best tested, within the Bay Area, a community with a very diverse culture.
I would think that diversity would be key for this endeavor. App development that is not connected to its culture will not succeed. (Could Foursquare have been developed in a rural community?)
You can vote for your community here. Google Fiber for Communities: Get involved
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Also, isn't this showing that Google is inching towards becoming a Telco?