Google is going to lay the pipe to Asia via Submarine! Does that sound perveted? ~ Ask The Admin

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Google is going to lay the pipe to Asia via Submarine! Does that sound perveted?

Is Google going to lay fiber across the Pacific Ocean joining America and southeast Asia? Ads for hiring a Submarine cable negotiator to work for Google might just make this a reality. Here is some information... Let you Speculations run wild. We found the following article from several sources the most reliable being Engadget and an identical article here

Earlier this year, we got wind of plans to construct a 12,428-mile fiber link between the west coast of America and Southeast Asia, and now it seems that Google may be "planning a multi-terabit undersea communications cable across the Pacific Ocean for launch in 2009."

According to Communications Day, the so-called Unity cable "has been under development for several months," but Google would neither confirm nor deny the plans when questioned. Interestingly, the article points to a Google job listing for a "submarine cable negotiator," and when asked about it, the firm simply stated that "it should come as no surprise that Google is looking for qualified people to help secure additional network capacity."

For now, we'll file this one away in the ever-expanding rumor drawer, but hey, it's not like Google has shunned major purchases of fiber in the past.

What do you guys think? Would Google keep this a secret? Is it plausible? How cool of a job do you think it is?? If you look closely enough you might be able to make out the Google beta logo on the sub...

Just kidding!