If Google’s Free WiFi Is So Successful, Why Hasn’t It Spread Nationally?
Can you believe it’s been 3 years since Google first offered free WiFi to Mountain View, CA residents? I remember thinking, "It won’t be long before Google offers free WiFi all around the country!"
I’m still waiting.
Maybe I should move to Mountain View, because it appears the Google-sponsored free WiFi is a roaring success–with 19,000 users and 600 gigabytes of data transferred each day. Not bad for a coverage area of just 12 square miles.
Perhaps not surprisingly, Google has seen a steady increase in the number of handheld devices accessing its WiFi hotspot:
Tropos–the company behind hardware–is not shy in bragging about the success of Google’s WiFi network, but I have a question. If it’s so darn successful, why, in three years of existence, has it not spread to other parts of the country?
I want free WiFi in Raleigh, NC…oh, and your city too!