Google, OpenDNS use location data to speed up the Internet

08/30/2011 | GigaOm

Google is spearheading an effort to offer Web users faster Internet access by leveraging end-user location data to drive content to servers closer to them. The Global Internet Speed Up initiative, which the search giant announced Tuesday in collaboration with OpenDNS and several content-delivery networks, works by attaching a snippet of a user's IP address to DNS content-routing requests.

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