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Google Keeps Offering Free Wi-Fi -- Now in San Francisco
by Karl Bode 08:38AM Thursday Jul 25 2013
It has been many years since Google first built their Wi-Fi network in their hometown of Mountain View California. While initially getting a lot of attention, their Wi-Fi efforts have since been over shadowed by the deployment of Google Fiber. In addition to offering Google Wi-Fi in Google Fiber locations like Kansas City, the company also this year gave a $200,000 grant to Pryor, Oklahoma to build a citywide Wi-Fi network. More recently, Google is providing 60 acres worth of free Wi-Fi access in Douglasville, Georgia, near where Google runs a 500,000 square foot data center. This week, Google also announced they'll be paying around $600,000 to provide free Wi-Fi in at least 31 San Francisco parks.

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Madtown
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Madera, CA

Will Madera ever get it?

It would be nice if Madera, Ca get it too.

LolMadera

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Re: Will Madera ever get it?

Madera is lucky they get electricity and running water.

Jammy
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Re: Will Madera ever get it?

lol

tshirt
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How come...

... San Fransisco goes nuts over individual cell phone radiation, but loves a free blanket of Wi-Fi radiation?
where are the protests?
dra6o0n

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Re: How come...

Cellphone 'radiation' comes in forms of a high varying scope of waves for cellular networks, and the fact that a large sum of phones in a area creates more interference than a single point for wifi access points.

If anything, high cellular interference would mess with wifi frequencies.

tshirt
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Snohomish, WA
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Re: How come...

Yes but where are the safety labels?
what about the Wi-Fi sensitive's?
Don't radio wave cause earthquakes?
and other assorted handwringing.

Jammy
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What about the East Bay area and the Delta area?

I have my own Wi-Fi here at home, but it would be nice if Wi-Fi blanketed the whole East Bay area. Fiber is nothing compared to a blanketing of Wi-Fi!

Jammy




negritude

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Oakland, CA

Re: What about the East Bay area and the Delta area?

It is annoying that SF, which has more money than God, gets all the free stuff, whereas the East Bay is often ignored in regards to these deals.

Jammy
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Google is weird.

Google is weird.