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 Google eyeing the dark side

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Date posted: 18/01/2005

A recent job posting on the search engine giant's Web site states: "Google is looking for Strategic Negotiator candidates with experience in...(i)dentification, selection, and negotiation of dark fiber contracts both in metropolitan areas and over long distances as part of development of a global backbone network,"

Dark fiber is fiber optic cable that's already been laid, but is not yet in use. During the dot com boom, tens of thousands of miles of dark fiber is available worldwide, but there have been few takers due to the high costs of making it operational.

A handful of dark-fiber projects have been gaining momentum recently, mostly involving large consortia of private companies, universities and medical facilities.

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