31 Jul '13, 2pm

Google Bringing WiFi to 7000 Starbucks Stores

This articles has been updated to include an official statement from AT&T, noting the carrier will discontinue its Wi-Fi service through Starbucks after an 18-month transition period. Google is launching Wi-Fi at all of Starbucks 7000 company-owned stores. According to a post on Google's official blog, Google will roll out the service to Starbucks stores over the next 18 months. Google claims the free connections will be faster than existing services offered by Starbucks. "When your local Starbucks WiFi network goes Google, you’ll be able to surf the web at speeds up to 10x faster than before," wrote Kevin Lo, General Manager of Google Access, in the post. "If you’re in a Google Fiber city, we’re hoping to get you a connection that’s up to 100x faster." Lo notes the importance of free Internet connections at public places like Starbucks has become an important for people g...

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