Google is entering the wi-fi market:
Google is also planning to build a wireless network in San Francisco. But unlike in Mountain View, where Google built the network on its own, in San Francisco most of the heavy lifting is by Google partner EarthLink Inc., the Internet service provider based in Atlanta.
The San Francisco plan envisions EarthLink charging roughly $20 a month to surf at the top available speed, while Google will offer a free service that transmits data at a much slower rate.
Hi-speed wi-fi is definitely on the fast-track. I welcome the competition. I can’t wait till its offered in Atlanta because I’ll drop my current Internet provider, Comcast, so fast it’ll make their head spin.
I hope they realize how many customers they’re alienating by making them pay $45 per month for Internet service.