Google & Earthlink To Win San Francisco Wireless Contract

Google & Earthlink are one step closer to providing wireless Internet access to San Francisco. News.com points to an AP story reporting how a review panel has recommended Google & Earthlink for the job based on their proposal last February.

The service would be free, supported by ads. An optional $20 month service would give ad free access and at speeds four to five times faster than the free service.

Privacy folks are not happy with the deal because both the free and fee based plans require you to login, providing the "opportunity for persistent tracking across sessions."