SF Google, Earthlink WiFi On Hold

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Posted August 6, 2007 - By John Manalang

Google and Earthlink's World Wide Web domination may be experiencing a bit of lag.

The company’s project with Earthlink to enable a free WiFi access in San Francisco has been delayed due to ‘lack of direct communication with city officials’, according to the CNN report.

Last Wednesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors put the voting on hold for the WiFi network contract after Earthlink failed to respond back to SF officials on proposed contract alterations. Reports have also stated that Earthlink Chief Executive Rolla huff has doubted the company’s desire to move forward with Google’s endeavor.

One of the SF board member’s aides, David Noyola, said that if Earthlink had responded accordingly to the board, the WiFi project would have received a proper municipal contract. Current terms for the proposed WiFi network include a 16 year wireless service via Earthlink and of course, Google would be the sole Internet provider.

Google and Earthlink’s San Francisco WiFi project has been under negotiations since 2005. Google said that residents and visitors of San Francisco will enjoy a free 300kbps wireless connection anywhere in the city. The project will also determine the development of implementing free WiFi for other cities.

TheFeed hopes that this free WiFi deal will soon see the light of day. It will give us all another reason to sit at a local Starbucks and look literate, articulate, and sophisticated while sipping our lattes with our laptops….playing WoW. And oh yes, you bet your ass we’ll have:


CNN: Google, Earthlink San Francisco WiFi Project On Hold


SF Google, Earthlink WiFi On Hold


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