Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Google WiFi now Available!

I've been excited about this one for a long time. Google's been trying to stick it to the anti-Net Neutrality camp for a while, and now they're starting to do it.

As Engadget reported, Google's officially out of beta and launched their free WiFi service in Mountain View. It's the first step towards a ubiquitous, ever-present Internet that everyone can access, all the time. My guess is that even if this isn't free for long (or everywhere), a service like this will be incredibly valuable not only for consumers, but for entrepreneurs finding new ways to take advantage of being able to connect to the Internet no matter where you are.

To make it even better, Google's apparently been busy buying "dark fiber." Maybe this will be their end-run around the Telco's monopoly on the Internet. Hopefully Google won't be evil, and live by the Net Neutrality principles they've been pushing for so hard!

No comments: