Are you in an area where getting Broadband (or any) Internet service is a pain? Stuck with one provider who rates are going up faster than the price of a gallon of gasoline? You can get free, yes free Broadband Internet Service from Goggle. Best of all you need is a toilet. Here is the press-release on the new Google TiSP (Toilet Internet Service Provider) Service (Beta):
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.”
So how does it work?
Google TiSP (BETA) is a fully functional, end-to-end system that provides in-home wireless access by connecting your commode-based TiSP wireless router to one of thousands of TiSP Access Nodes via fiber-optic cable strung through your local municipal sewage lines.
Again this is a free service with personalized ads (see below). Here is more info from the Google TiSP FAQs:
How can Google offer this service for free?
We believe that all users deserve free, fast and sanitary online access. To offset the cost of providing the TiSP service, we use information gathered by discreet DNA sequencing of your personal bodily output to display online ads that are contextually relevant to your culinary preferences, current health status and likelihood of developing particular medical conditions going forward. Google also offers premium levels of service for a monthly fee (see below).
Is this offering a tiered service? How does Google’s position on Net Neutrality effect TiSP?
Although we understand that there’s a lot of crap on the web, we also believe strongly in providing equal opportunity access to all our users. While we won’t limit your surfing choices, we do offer three levels of TiSP service:
|Trickle||The #2||Royal Flush|
|Download speed (max)||8 Mbps
(10X basic DSL)
(20X basic DSL)
(40X basic DSL)
|Upload speed (max)||2 Mbps||4 Mbps||8 Mbps|
|Actual speeds will vary, depending on network traffic and sewer line conditions. Users with low-flow toilets may simultaneously experience a saving-the-environment glow and slower-data-speed blues|
Be sure to check out the Google TiSP Group for more information and real end-user feedback. Oh and one more thing…if you buy this and the Gmail Paper (Beta), “I got some ocean front property in Arizona.” Once again the folks at Google have managed to pull of a couple great April Fools Jokes!
Source: CyberNet News