Google bringing faster WiFi to 7,000 US Starbucks stores

Zach Honig
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Zach Honig
July 31st, 2013
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Google bringing faster WiFi to 7,000 US Starbucks stores

Google and Starbucks are teaming up to boost WiFi speeds at all 7,000 Starbucks stores in the US. The move, which should be complete within 18 months, is a major loss for AT&T, the chain's contracted ISP to date. Google claims that you'll experience WiFi speeds up to 10x faster than what's currently available, with a 100x boost in Google Fiber cities like Austin, Provo and KC. The rollout will begin in August -- if you see "Google Starbucks" as an available SSID, you'll know your store has been tapped with boosted access.

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