Google said in a statement: "In this proposal, Google will provide a free wi-fi service citywide and EarthLink will serve as the premium service provider. We have submitted this proposal because at Google we're focused on creating new technologies that make it easier for people to quickly access the world's information. It is also a way for Google to support the local community.The free Wi-Fi service from Google will run at 300Kbps while the $20 service from Eartlink will have a 1Mbps connection and customer support. More information over at Silicon.com.
"We believe this proposal and our combined technological expertise will benefit the residents of San Francisco by offering a choice in connectivity and service providers."
Google and Earthlink to provide Wi-Fi in San Francisco
Posted on Thursday, February 23 2006 @ 21:33 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck