A recent article suggested that Google has all but officially and finally announced its installing fiber in San Jose, noting Google has applied for permits to build only two “fiber huts” to house its fiber cables. When asked to go public with the relationship, spokeswoman Kelly Mason wrote:
“Obtaining fiber hut permits is an important step in our exploration process, and brings us closer to a decision on bringing Google Fiber to San Jose. We continue to make great progress working alongside city leaders, and hope to share an update soon.”
It’s not obvious, given what information the company has revealed, what promise of profit there is for Google with this initiative, but that may not be the point.
“Google’s business is all about eyeballs on the Internet, The faster the network connections are the more applications that are developed for the Internet, the more they can sell advertising and monetize those eyeballs. It means the more the internet s expanded the more google will be used world.
The promise of these faster networks is not really about applications that we think about today, but things that haven’t been thought of yet.