The digital network economy.
Digital goods, digital services is becoming more and more important. In some years the digital world will be as
important as the real world. Communication, information and trasactions are instant. The market is borderless and competition global.
Under this heading, Jim Hedger, writes:
"Becoming an ISP would also make Google a global telecommunications provider. With the expected rise in VOIP applications, owning bandwidth is going to be tremendously important, much like ownership of telephone or cable lines is today.
What do you get when you take the world's largest information resource and add the biggest amount of unused but very real bandwidth-space in existence? I don't really know myself but I can't wait to find out. Whatever emerges, it will be built on a uniquely powerful foundation".