28 July 2013

Google offers to fund wireless hotspots

Google is offering $US600,000 ($656,000) to set up free wireless internet hotspots in 31 public spaces in San Francisco, but city officials said they need to review annual maintenance costs before it could be approved.

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Google has previously funded public wireless projects in the US - in its home city of Mountain View, California, in New York Chelsea's neighborhood and around Boston's South Station. The search giant is based 30 miles away from San Francisco but employs hundreds of workers who commute from the city. It also has wireless points on its staff buses. Separately, it is expanding its Google Fibre projects.

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