Free WiFi

A new piece of hardware appeared on a local street light pole.
internet on a stick
It looks to be part of google's plan to setup free WiFi. I went looking for a google wifi faq but couldn't find one, but I did find this blog. The first questions that come to mind is will it be better than DSL or cable, what bandwidth is available both up and down. What are the economics of this for google and for the city. Will people throw away their mobile phones and use skype devices while in silicon valley?

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Where is that pole? I have an entry (http://blogs.sun.com/roller/page/vkraemer?entry=seeing_a_wifi_future) about some of the hardware that I have seen. Some the other links on http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2005/11/wi-fi-in-mountain-view.html cover the details about the Google mesh.

Posted by vince kraemer on February 08, 2006 at 12:37 AM PST #

I saw this pole and many others like it all around the Sunnyvale - Mountain View area. There seem to be about one on each block.

Posted by Robin on February 08, 2006 at 11:55 AM PST #

well... I CAN'T WAIT FOR WIFI THANKS GOOGLE!!

Posted by rafael Hernandez on February 10, 2006 at 04:37 PM PST #

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