Google makes yet another power move announcing the technology behemoth will soon provide free Wi-Fi inside all 7,000 Starbucks locations in the United States. Currently AT&T has provided the free Wi-Fi, but Google promises up to 10 times faster connection and speed with their recent acquisition.
Within 18th months, Google hopes to have all 7,000 company-operated Starbucks locations equipped with the new Wi-Fi connections. Google said it will roll out the first connections in August and that you will know a Google Wi-Fi network has gone live at your favorite location when you have the option to login to the “Google Starbucks” SSID.
“Google has long invested in helping the Internet grow stronger, including projects to make Internet access speedier, more affordable, and more widely available,” Google Access General Manager Kevin Lo wrote in a blog post. “The free Internet connection at Starbucks has become an important part of many communities over the years, such as in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, or for students without Internet at home who do their homework at Starbucks.”
Can’t wait to see all the people trolling up to Starbucks just to torrent a movie, and slow that promised connection speed.