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“Fiber Poles” among Google’s April Fools

Google's wacky Fiber Poles project

Among Google’s April Fool’s Day jokes yesterday was a spoof video for its Google Fiber blog, which promised to bring fibre speeds to anyone willing to plug their laptop into a box at the base of a utility pole carrying Google’s fibre network.

Described as “Google Fiber Poles“, the idea has already attracted genuine interest from some commenters and industry observers, despite its farcical intentions, highlighting a very real customer need for high-speed connectivity outside the home.

Other April’s Fools Day jokes created by Google for 2013 include a treasure mode for Google Maps, the closure of YouTube, and an intriguing smell-based service called ‘Google Nose“.

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