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April Fools: Google TiSP

April 1st, 2007 at 12:22 AM (10 years ago) by Matt Freedman

Google TiSP (Toilet ISP)Ah, yes, finally Google’s famous April Fools Joke has been released. Google TiSP (which stands for Toilet Internet Service Provider) (BETA) is a “free in-home wireless broadband system”.

Sign up for our free in-home wireless broadband service

Sick of paying for broadband that you have to, well, pay for?

Introducing Google TiSP (BETA), our new FREE in-home wireless broadband service. Sign up today and we’ll send you your TiSP self-installation kit, which includes setup guide, fiber-optic cable, spindle, wireless router and installation CD.

TiSP in-home wireless broadband is:

  • Free, fast and highly reliable
  • Easy to install — takes just minutes
  • Vacuum-sealed to prevent water damage

All you have to do to install it is, after receiving the TiSP self-installation kit from Google, to hold the spindle of the included fiber optic cable firmly, attach the “sinker” to the other end, stick the end with the “sinker” on it in the toilet and have someone flush the toilet. Then, plug the end not in your sewer system to the special counterweighted router, run the installation software from the disk included in the Kit (of course installing the required Google Toolbar) and then within sixty minutes (after a Google Plumbing Hardware Dispatcher [PHD] has received the other end and removed the “sinker” from it and plugged it into their global networking system) you’ll have your free Internet up and running. Complete installation instructions can be found here:

http://www.google.com/tisp/install.html

Yep, free Internet, from Google. Oh, what’s that, it’s also ad-supported, hmm, thought so, most free Google Products are. They’re relevant Ads from samples of your DNA, erm, interesting… You may also want to think a lot about your privacy before signing up with this service, especially since the Co-Founder and President of Google released this statement in the Press Release for Google TiSP:

“What’s interesting, though, is how many different modalities there are for actually getting that information to you – not to mention from you.”

Now, if you’re not up to installing TiSP yourself, you can get some factory-trained nanobots to do it for you, professionally, and within 15 minutes.

Of course, the TiSP Team also got together with the Google Checkout Team and also offers Package Delivery by nanobots through your sewers, if you got professional installation.

This is actually a good April Fools Joke. Google just keeps coming up with better and better April Fools Jokes each year.

Google TiSP Logo

4 Responses to “April Fools: Google TiSP”

  1. Paul McNamara
    Paul McNamara says:

    TiSp is a blatant rip-off:
    http://www.networkworld.com/community/?q=node/13240

  2. Karl
    Karl says:

    Google offering wireless broadband service isn’t too surprising. I expected Google to make a move in ISP filed for a while, especially dedicated Internet access lines. Their recent acquisitions of dark fiber and Internet hosting start-ups is indication to that. This April fool joke might be just a hint of Google’s more realistic plans for the near future!

    Karl

  3. Matt
    Matt says:

    I don’t think Google will be offering Internet anytime in the near future. Google is such a global company, and to be an ISP, you have to be more of a local company. If Google ever does offer Internet, it’ll probably start in the US and in few states. Of course, they would eventually work their way to expanding, but it would happen pretty slowly… That’s my opinion, anyways.

  4. john
    john says:

    Another story about googles high speed internet lol. If a company can do this it would be google. http://t1linepricequote.com

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