An article about the FCC's broadband plan -- why highspeed internet is important, how to get it on a mass scale, and why it won't happen as quickly as we'd like -- that points to some key advantages of landing Google fiber.
That's because the Internet, like electricity, is a foundational technology—it sits beneath a wide range of innovations, some that we can envision today and many we can't. "All text, all audio, all video is going to go over IP networks—why shouldn't it?" Genachowski told me in an interview. "Getting a universal electric grid rolled out all over the country led to a century's worth of new appliances. What we're starting to see now is a new generation of innovation, and instead of appliances it will be applications."
It also will be great if you're just sitting around playing Call of Duty.