Google Wants Free WiFi For Mountain View

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.

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