Like others, we were dubious when Google said it didn't have plans to expand free wifi outside of San Francisco, where it has pitched a plan to that city. Google expands coverage offer to Mountain View from the San Jose Mercury News (spotted via SiliconBeat) covers how Google has now approached the city of Mountain View, where it's based, with a similar idea.
What better place asks Mountain View's mayor. Hmm. As someone who was stuck without ANY broadband option for years, how about some places that could really use it? Ah, heck -- gotta start somewhere.
Google wants to put 300 transmitters onto telephone poles and lights. Those are also receivers, as well -- nice way to help know exactly where the wifi users are and show them some targeted ads, as has been discussed before.