Google has placed a bid to provide a free wireless service to all of San Francisco. This is a response to a request by Mayor Gavin Newsome, who is looking for a company to provide a free wireless network to all of San Francisco.
If the project is approved, San Francisco will be one of many cities in the United States with a citywide free wi-fi service. San Francisco is already a haven for free wi-fi service according to bayareafreefi.com who enlists 440 locations throughout the city.
This project will threathen SBC, Comcast and T-Mobile who depend on offering high service connections to its customers. T-Mobile provides a paid wi-fi service for Starbucks locations throughout the United States.
I think it’s great. No more war-driving. No more hanging out at Starbucks with your clothes smelling like coffee after hanging around for three hours. No more obligatory coffee if you stay more than three hours.
Carrying a laptop to city is now a must. If you ever feel like checking your email or checking out a restaurant or a movie, just find a bench, pull out a the old laptop and on the way you go.
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