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Google wants to build San Francisco WiFi network

Peter Rojas
San Francisco WiFi

We already more or less knew that Google wanted to get deep into the WiFi game, now Om Malik is confirming that they've made a bid to blanket the city of San Francisco in free 300Kbps WiFi. Doesn't mean that they'll actually be building out a network, since San Francisco still has to accept their bid, but if they do win the contract Google says that they plan to offer wholesale access to other ISPs (who would be able to offer faster speeds to their subscribers) and that they'll be testing some of those location based services everyone expects them to roll out (like geotargeted advertising, we presume). And do we even need to mention that citywide WiFi (potentially) means citywide WiFi phones?

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