Google Wi-Fi to Replace AT&T-backed Service in All U.S. Starbucks Locations
July 31, 2013 1:02 PM
comment(s) - last by
It will roll out to all 7,000 locations over an 18-month period
Google has conquered search, email, maps, smartphone operating systems -- and now, it will take over your local Starbucks.
Google and Starbucks have announced a new partnership where all Starbucks coffee shops in the U.S. will feature
Google's Wi-Fi network
There are about 7,000 Starbucks establishments in the U.S., and Google will supply each one with Wi-Fi over the next 18 months (starting in August).
According to Google, this will make Starbucks' Wi-Fi about 10 times faster than before. For those with Google Fiber, it will be about 100 times faster.
“Google has always invested in projects that help the Internet grow stronger, including projects that make Internet access more affordable and more widely available. We hope that speedier Internet will make the time customers spend at Starbucks even more enjoyable and productive,” said Kevin Lo, the General Manager of Google Access.
The companies will also work with Level 3 Communications, which is an international telecommunications company that will upgrade existing Wi-Fi devices and will manage in-store connectivity.
Google has been looking to spread its Wi-Fi everywhere. Just earlier this month, it said it wanted to bring free Wi-Fi hotspots to 31 public areas
around San Francisco
. Before that, Google put money into free Wi-Fi in Mountain View, Calif.; Boston's South Station, and
New York's Chelsea neighborhood
Google Official Blog
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: The Last Mile...
7/31/2013 5:40:17 PM
Level 3 is supplying all of the new connectivity. It is part of the contract. Some of the "last mile" connections will be through off-net providers but the backbone and content delivery is all Level 3.
RE: The Last Mile...
8/3/2013 6:48:53 AM
Yeah except Level 3 and everyone else in the country still rides on ATT or Verizon fiber...especially at the local level. It's called "dark fiber sales"...you can read about it in plenty of online sources. Level 3 does not own nationwide fiber back bones or switching capable of inter connecting 7000 stores either...
"So, I think the same thing of the music industry. They can't say that they're losing money, you know what I'm saying. They just probably don't have the same surplus that they had." -- Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA
Google Looks to Bring Free Wi-Fi Hotspots to San Francisco
July 25, 2013, 10:25 AM
Google Makes NYC Neighborhood First with Free WiFi Internet Access
January 8, 2013, 4:58 PM
Dutch Gov. to Google: Don't Spy on Us
December 2, 2013, 1:21 PM
Quick Note: Amazon to Use Unmanned Drones for 30 Minute Package Deliveries
December 2, 2013, 11:51 AM
Quick Note: Wi-Fi Hack Prompts European Parliament to Eliminate Access
November 29, 2013, 11:05 AM
NYT: NSA May Have Spied on Google, Yahoo Data Centers Via Fiber-Optic Cables
November 26, 2013, 3:35 PM
Quick Note: Intel Wants to Sell OnCue Internet TV Service for $500M
November 26, 2013, 12:40 PM
Facebook CEO Says Government "Blew It" with NSA Spying
November 25, 2013, 11:23 AM
Most Popular Articles
NSA Snares Americans' Porn Viewing Histories in Effort to Target Muslims
December 1, 2013, 9:00 PM
Coalition of 20+ Tech Firms Backs MRAM as Potential DRAM, NAND Replacement
November 29, 2013, 11:59 PM
Fed Up With Cheating OEMs, Microsoft Trolls Chromebooks in New Ad
November 27, 2013, 4:09 PM
Xbox? PCs? Mobile? Microsoft Wants One Windows to Rule Them All
November 25, 2013, 8:21 PM
Seattle Restaurant Bans Google Glass, Tells Wearers to "Just shut up and get out"
November 27, 2013, 10:27 AM
Latest Blog Posts
Global Cyber Espionage Concerns Reveal Growing Cyber Armies
Nov 29, 2013, 11:04 AM
Is The Period Becoming an Expression of Anger?
Nov 26, 2013, 2:02 PM
NSA and Congress -- You Will Never Kill the Constitution, It's an Idea
Nov 10, 2013, 2:00 PM
AT&T Explores $100B+ USD Deal to Acquire Vodafone's European Operations
Nov 4, 2013, 7:34 AM
U.S. Army Developing Cyber, Electronic War Arsenal
Oct 31, 2013, 4:49 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2013 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information