Google wants ‘dark fiber’

Is Google planning to build a global fibre optic network from scratch? And, if so, why?The question has cropped up in light of a recent job posting on the search engine giant’s Web site seeking experts in the field. “Google is looking for Strategic Negotiator candidates with experience in…(i)dentification, selection, and negotiation of dark fibre contracts both in metropolitan areas and over long distances as part of development of a global backbone network,” the posting reads, in part. For more on this click here

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