Om Malik of GigaOM comments:
Google is obsessed with the idea of connecting more and more people to the Internet, especially in the developing world and there isn’t a single technology that can get it done. So it has been toying with many ways to provide connectivity in areas that are un-connected. While I don’t have any doubts that Google’s mission to connect the world is mercantile, I still find the idea of pushing for seamless connectivity exciting. Seamless connectivity, as you know, has been a bit of personal passion for me.
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