[GTER] Google announces free in-home wireless broadband service

Acácio Alves dos Santos adm.acacio at digi.com.br
Sun Apr 1 16:54:52 -03 2007

É... o pessoal do Google realmente gosta de piadas de 1o. de abril :)

On Apr 1, 2007, at 3:10 PM, Rubens Kuhl Jr. wrote:

> http://www.google.com/tisp/press.html
> Google announces free in-home wireless broadband service
> "Dark porcelain" project offers self-installed plumbing-based  
> Internet access
> MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 1, 2007 - Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG)
> today announced the launch of Google TiSP (BETA)™, a free in-home
> wireless broadband service that delivers online connectivity via
> users' plumbing systems. The Toilet Internet Service Provider (TiSP)
> project is a self-installed, ad-supported online service that will be
> offered entirely free to any consumer with a WiFi-capable PC and a
> toilet connected to a local municipal sewage system.
> "We've got that whole organizing-the-world's-information thing more or
> less under control," said Google Co-founder and President Larry Page,
> a longtime supporter of so-called "dark porcelain" research and
> development. "What's interesting, though, is how many different
> modalities there are for actually getting that information to you -
> not to mention from you."
> For years, data carriers have confronted the "last hundred yards"
> problem for delivering data from local networks into individual homes.
> Now Google has successfully devised a "last hundred smelly yards"
> solution that takes advantage of preexisting plumbing and sewage
> systems and their related hydraulic data-transmission capabilities.
> "There's actually a thriving little underground community that's been
> studying this exact solution for a long time," says Page. "And today
> our Toilet ISP team is pleased to be leading the way through the
> sewers, up out of your toilet and - splat - right onto your PC."
> Users who sign up online for the TiSP system will receive a full home
> self-installation kit, which includes a spindle of fiber-optic cable,
> a TiSP wireless router, installation CD and setup guide. Home
> installation is a simple matter of GFlushing™ the fiber-optic cable
> down to the nearest TiSP Access Node, then plugging the other end into
> the network port of your Google-provided TiSP wireless router. Within
> sixty minutes, the Access Node's crack team of Plumbing Hardware
> Dispatchers (PHDs) should have your internet connection up and
> running.
> "I couldn't be more excited about, and am only slightly grossed out
> by, this remarkable new product," said Marissa Mayer, Google's Vice
> President of Search Products and User Experience. "I firmly believe
> TiSP will be a breakthrough product, particularly for those users who,
> like Larry himself, do much of their best thinking in the bathroom."
> Interested consumers, contractually obligated partners and deeply
> skeptical and quietly competitive backbiters can learn more about TiSP
> at http://www.google.com/tisp/install.html.
> About Google Inc.
> Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people
> around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by
> Stanford Ph.D. wannabes Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a
> top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted
> advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable
> results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google
> is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the
> Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.google.com.
> ###
> Media Contact:
> Sunny Gettinger
> Google Inc.
> sunnyg at google.com
> 650-253-4713
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