Google + Earthlink = Free Wi-Fi Across SF

We’ve all gone from coffee shop to hotel lobby in search of the holy grail for staying in touch: Free Wi-Fi.

By the end of the year all across the 40 hills of San Francisco, if all goes right, you’ll be able to pull in a no-fee, high-speed Internet signal, courtesy of Google and Earthlink. Their bid was selected over five competitors yesterday.

In other cities, Earthlink is charging $20 for this service. But with an estimated cost of $12 million that the two companies are footing, the city of SF and its citizens would pay zilch. Read the story at SF Gate.

Posted by Gil Zeimer on April 06, 2006 in Travel

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