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Google is seriously eyeing telecom and taking on the big boys

Its key advantage is data and search as information is the linchpin of its business model

The more people google connects to the Internet, the more people use Google services - users who in turn generate more data for Google's ever-hungry algorithms.


FIRST it conquered search. Then it was online video and advertising. Now Google is turning its attention towards telecom - and it's no experiment.

In recent months, Google has said it's bringing ultra-fast Internet to at least 18 cities, including Atlanta and Nashville.