Google has announced a sewerbreaking new broadband project called TiSP (Toilet Internet Service Provider). TISP offers free high speed broadband to almost anyone in North America who has a modern plumbing system. (Septic Tank equipped homes are not included in the Beta roll out)
Like other services provided by Google, TiSP is a self-installed, ad-supported online service that will be free to any consumer with a WiFi-capable PC and a toilet connected to a local municipal sewage system. TISP requires 8 easy steps for setup in most homes and Google has already announced plans for an Enterprise Grade Version of TiSP.
TiSP is available in 3 versions; a basic version “Trickle” that provides 8mbps speed free of charge; a surprisingly robust “The #2” that includes 16mbps for $9.95 per month and a top of the line “Royal Flush” Service at 32mbps for 24.95 per month.
|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|
Expect the other major ISP’s to follow Google into the sewers with similar pricing and service arrangements (wait…..Cox, AT&T, Time Warner et al, have always flushed their customers down the drain with their broadband service offerings) soon.