So there has been some rumors flying around about Google and the possible plans of a free Wi-Fi service [Sorry, link no longer available.]
“What if Google (GOOG) wanted to give Wi-Fi access to everyone in America? And what if it had technology capable of targeting advertising to a user’s precise location? The gatekeeper of the world’s information could become one of the globe’s biggest Internet providers and one of its most powerful ad sellers, basically supplanting telecoms in one fell swoop. Sounds crazy, but how might Google go about it?”
As is an iconic trait of them, Google keeps their future plans hush, hush.
“Characteristically, the company is cryptic about its goal. ‘We are sponsoring [Feeva] because [it is] trying to make free Wi-Fi available in San Francisco, and this matches Googles goal to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible,’ says Google spokesman Nate Taylor. ‘We don’t have anything to add at this point about future plans.’ “
We shall see how this plays out possibly in the near future.