Google to offer free WiFi broadband Internet in San Francisco

Posted on Sunday, October 02 2005 @ 3:07 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Google has submitted a proposal on Friday to cover San Francisco with a free wireless broadband Internet network.
Google submitted the proposal at 5 p.m. Friday, the deadline the city had set for companies to respond to a ``request for information'' and comments about setting up a community broadband network.

Newsom has made wireless broadband for city residents one of his priorities, saying last year, ``We will not stop until every San Franciscan has access to free wireless Internet service.''

The city wants the service to be available to residents, businesses and city emergency personnel. Its goal is 90 percent coverage for indoor use and 95 percent coverage for outdoor use. City officials do not want residents to have to buy additional equipment beyond that which comes with their laptop computers or handheld devices.
Read on over at Mercury News

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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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