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Kansas City Will Also Get Google Wi-Fi
Hotspots Being Set up at 400 Locations
by Karl Bode 04:25PM Monday Aug 13 2012
In addition to deploying 1 Gbps connections across Kansas (some of them free for libraries and municipal buildings), the Kansas City Star says Google is also promising the city Wi-Fi throughout the area. The company says that in apparent addition to some of the fiber lines being run to "anchor institutions," they're providing free Wi-Fi access via around 400 hotspots scattered around the city. The actual locations still need to be determined by officials in officials in Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo. Google has a little experience on this front, having offered Wi-Fi in their hometown of Mountain View, California since 2006.

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ArrayList
netbus developer
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Sweet

Used Google Wi-Fi when I was in Mountain View last summer. it's good stuff.

IowaMan
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Grinnell, IA

Re: Sweet

I'd imagine probably at least 30Mb down on WiFi

FFH5
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Re: Sweet

said by IowaMan:

I'd imagine probably at least 30Mb down on WiFi

LOL. Yes, if you are the only one on the public AP and within 100 feet of the AP. Neither of which is likely on a public hotspot.
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netbus developer
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Re: Sweet

I hit it all the time in Mt. View. Was not slow in any way.

TKJunkMail
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said by FFH5:

said by IowaMan:

I'd imagine probably at least 30Mb down on WiFi

LOL. Yes, if you are the only one on the public AP and within 100 feet of the AP. Neither of which is likely on a public hotspot.

Have you used it? No?
xenophon

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Re: Sweet

I'll tether to my phone before using public Wifi but more public FREE WiFi is better than less. Google's will less likely be overloaded.
Kamus

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El Paso, TX
said by FFH5:

said by IowaMan:

I'd imagine probably at least 30Mb down on WiFi

LOL. Yes, if you are the only one on the public AP and within 100 feet of the AP. Neither of which is likely on a public hotspot.

It depends on what type of AP's they use. Getting ~120mbps of total throughput isn't uncommon for corporate grade access points with 802.11n if they are of the smart antenna variety.