Google brings free Wi-Fi to an entire New York City neighborhood

“Google is bringing Wi-Fi to the people of New York City — or at least some of them,” Ricardo Bilton reports for VentureBeat.

“The search giant plans to infuse the area around its Chelsea offices with glorious and free Internet access. The coverage will extend from Gansevoort St. to 19th St., from 8th Ave. to the West Side Highway, Google announced,” Bilton reports.

Bilton reports, “The big question with the latest development, however, is where Google plans to take it next. Could Google Wi-Fi one day blanket the entirety of New York City?”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]

37 Comments

  1. OK, first off….is this in a needy neighborhood or a high dollar business district?

    I see no glory in this move.

    Light up a dirt poor neighborhood that can’t afford to buy access, yes.
    Take business from companies that have paid millions to service an affluent area, then I say go to Hell, GOOGLE.

    1. Chelsea? Last I checked times were pretty good in those parts…exactly their target demo is to take data from.

      I’ll take outages from Cablevision any day of the week over that.

  2. Could Google Wi-Fi one day blanket the entirety of New York City?”

    Free Wi-Fi universal within a city full of steal skyscrapers. Hmm. Kind of difficult and expensive I’d imagine.

    Someone call Steve Ballmer. What a wonderful way for Microsoft to compete with Google while burning a few more $million of Microsoft’s cash stockpile. Burn Ballmer burn!
    😀

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