Stafford Masie of Google SA at a MyADSL conference in November 2007 [thanks ITWeb]
“We are going to establish a point of presence in this country, which means the international bandwidth problem is solved. There will be a big announcement in a month,” Masie said at the time.Google do host a lot of bandwidth-intensive services, and having these served locally will help a lot with latency (for the cached stuff, of course) and cheaper bandwidth, especially for consumers.
Those local-only ADSL accounts are starting to look great. Telkom's partial-compliance with the ICASA rulings on local bandwidth will help too. Perhaps using Stefano's DSL split-routing setup will become more commonplace.
Of course, a month from November 2007 was December 2007 or, charitably, January 2008. Still no word though. Google - what news?
Let's see, the more bandwidth-intensive Google services are: