The Human-Human Interface

Diluting Google

Network Infrastructure for the Neurosphere

More on the Google wireless infrastructure – now featuring a pay tier. It dilutes the experiment of whether network growth might be directed through more immediate, organic feedback from customer demand as measured by advertising success.

“The Google-Earthlink proposal endorsed by the city on Wednesday would see the companies offering a tiered payment system, including an Earthlink service that allows paying users to connect at significantly higher speeds than those who connect to a free service supplied by Google, which will be paid for by online advertising….Experts have warned, however, that the free wireless model remains unproven, and may not offer the best solution for smaller cities and towns addressing the “digital divide” to promote economic development.”