Skype and Google Invest in National WiFi Network



SiliconBeat reports that Google and Skype are among investors of FON a start-up that hopes to make WiFi more readily available across the country.

FON will enable its users to synchronize their home WiFi hotspots so that, if they have paid for a broadband connection at home, they will enjoy instant access to all the other hotspots on the FON network.

Not a bad move for Google and Skype as FON will likely encourage the use of Google’s search products and Skype’s phone service.