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mhhf1ve
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mhhf1ve,
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11/17/2014 | 5:42:52 PM
Re: Will these Brazil-USA cables be NSA free?
Google's experiments in crazy fiber and wireless deployments is probably a better way to understand how its core products will fare in the future... Google will find out firsthand from a telco's point of view how its products are affecting the network and be able to see what it can do to improve its performance. But I tend to think that Google's core product will be online video, funded by algorithmic ads based on those videos....
Joe Stanganelli
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11/17/2014 | 3:20:13 AM
Undersea wireless mesh
I think more exciting still is the potential underwater wireless mesh sensors have -- which may not only someday connect continents but also allow for Internet access actually on/in the sea.
Joe Stanganelli
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11/17/2014 | 3:17:39 AM
Re: Will these Brazil-USA cables be NSA free?
Does Google do *any* innovation in its core competency (i.e., search) these days?  ;)

That said, I think, with it's Fiber initiative, it's simply biding its time and going slowly.  It's too soon to judge because of what a large project it is and the fact that Google clearly wants to do it perfectly.
danielcawrey
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11/16/2014 | 1:31:41 PM
Re: Will these Brazil-USA cables be NSA free?
I do not believe Google is having as much success with its Fiber initiatives as it would like to.

This is because it it doing the work that in the past was done by telcos and that type of time and effort is not their core competency. Thus the reason to partner in subsea cables, I think. 
Susan Fourtané
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11/16/2014 | 10:20:45 AM
Re: Will these Brazil-USA cables be NSA free?
mhh, 

I see. Now I have read the link you posted below. And I have also changed my mind. Now I believe that it's much better for Brazil to use the submarine cable to the EU and have their communications free from any NSA snooping. 

-Susan
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11/16/2014 | 10:04:18 AM
Re: Will these Brazil-USA cables be NSA free?
mhh, 

Why would Brazil would use a submarine cable all the way to the EU when the US is much closer? :/ 

-Susan
mhhf1ve
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mhhf1ve,
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11/14/2014 | 5:48:22 PM
Re: Will these Brazil-USA cables be NSA free?
It is, of course, a bit silly to think that Brazil could "avoid" the USA and still get access to the entire internet simply by using a cable that went directly from Brazil to the EU (instead of directly to the US).
mhhf1ve
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11/14/2014 | 5:47:21 PM
Will these Brazil-USA cables be NSA free?
I wonder if Brazil will prefer to keep trying to route around the USA and get its internet from the EU....

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-02/25/undersea-cable-brazil-europe


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