Google and Earthlink to provide Wi-Fi in San Francisco

Posted on Thursday, Feb 23 2006 @ 21:33 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Eartlink teams up with Google to offer free wireless internet access throughout the city of San Francisco. Additionally, there will also be a premium service for a fee.
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.

"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."
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.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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