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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Google Launches Free Home Town Wi-Fi Network

Google just announced that starting today, they will offer free wireless Internet access to the inhabitants of its home town. The 1 million dollar WiFi network spans almost all of the 12 square miles of Mountain View and is completely free. The only thing people will need to access it is a Google account and a computer that has a wireless network card. I wish my municipality would offer something similar, but unfortunately, I doubt that this will happen anytime soon.

The Mountain View network is part gift to an adoring city, and proof of how easy it is to build and operate a free municipal wireless network, said Chris Sacca, Google's principal for new business development.

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  • Don't have anything smart to say to that, but man ... that's cool!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:21 AM  

  • That's really cool! I wish that the whole wifi everywhere wish would come true but I don't see that happening for quite some time.

    By Blogger Michael, at 2:17 PM  

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