reply to Kearnstd
Re: WOW! Just another Google Beta pgm - no support; walk away
said by Kearnstd:It's pretty easy to be critical, when it's not YOUR balls on the chopping block isn't it , Even money is harder to risk when it's yours
...but even Verizon has not kept pushing FiOS because its investors have no balls.
What Google is doing is respectable. Seriously, props to them for being brave like this. Not like the money involved here will break them.
And that's it.
Google itself was an experiment, and has run hundreds of these employee inspired alpha , beta and dozens of outside tests, about 1 in 6 moves on, at least for a while.
They certainly can afford to invest in some internet service provider research which will no doubt net the most interesting and valuable thing on earth...Information.
whether this continues on or they dump it in a couple years the will learn something from it (and we can guess) but it's pretty early for pundits to start stamping it sucess or failure, or declaring it a model for all future providers/networks.