Google pressures power companies for data center exemptions

Google pressures power companies for data center exemptions

Summary: Google is "evaluating" an "exciting opportunity" but has not "announced a decision or made final plans."What "exciting" opportunity is Google being so coy about now?

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Google is "evaluating" an "exciting opportunity" but has not "announced a decision or made final plans."

What "exciting" opportunity is Google being so coy about now?

Its favorite not so secret endeavor: Building more and more server farms across the U.S., with the gracious financial support of state taxpayers!

North Carolina, Iowa, next-up: Oklahoma!

"Good for Pryor — forty minutes north of us in Pryor, a town of about 9,000, authorities are talking with Google, the Internet search engine company, about building a data center there", the local Muskogee Pheonix waxes poetic.

The small town of Pryor in northeast Oklahoma seconds Google's excitement. Chamber of Commerce Director Barbara Hawkins gives credit to the "extraordinary" people in the area.

It is not the hard working people of Oklahoma that one hundred fifty billion dollar market cap Google is setting its sights upon in its unstoppable quest for server farm manifest destinty, however.

The company that just reported its latest blowout quarter with $3.7 billion in super-margin AdWords sales not only demands more tax breaks for server farm rule, it now also is reportedly demanding that state legislatures rewrite their own laws governing required disclosures of municipal power companies.

In anticipation of the construction of a Google data center in Pryor:

The Legislature and Governor Brad Henry have approved a law that would allow municipal power companies not to report usage by their large industrial customers.

Not only does Google want to "organize" all the world's information, it apparently wants to rewrite all the governments' laws as well, to its own multi-billion dollar corporate advantage.

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Topics: Google, Data Centers

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