Google Fiber Nationwide Rollout Could Cost $140 Billion
I would love to have the blazing fast Internet speeds that Google Fiber subscribers in Kansas City have access to. I've hoped Google might eventually roll the service out all around the country. However, some new details on how much that would cost have surfaced making the likelihood of me getting Google fiber very slim.
According to a research note issued by Goldman Sachs, it would cost Google an estimated $140 billion
to bring Google Fiber to the entire country. If you cut back the rollout to cover only the major metropolitan areas in roughly 50% of the population, the price tag would still be an estimated $70 billion.
Google is estimated to have about $45 billion in cash on hand. That means even if Google went all in on fiber, it wouldn't have enough money. Google would either need a bunch partners or a massive loan.
Who is Alix Catherine Tichelman? Police say she's a high-priced call girl from Folsom, arrested and accused of injecting a client, a 51-year-old Google executive, with a fatal dose of heroin before leaving him to die on a boat moored in the Santa Cruz harbor last fall.
Alix Tichelman, left, of Folsom, Calif., confers with public defender Diane August during her arraignment in Santa Cruz Superior Court Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in ... Source: Sacramento Bee
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Axelle Despiegelaere Model Contract Terminated
The cute Belgian Soccer fan that scored a modeling contract after her photo went viral. Now the contract has been terminated - likely because of the Safari hunting photo. Her Facebook page is also gone.