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.