First it popped up in Mountain View, California, then in Council Bluffs, Iowa, then Berkeley, South Carolina, Kansas City, Missouri, and finally, the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. We’re talking about Google’s free Wi-Fi networks, of course, of which Chelsea is the largest and most contiguous. It’s the latest move from Google, which is positioning itself to be a national Internet provider.
The network is intended to be utilized outdoors, where people can use it to access Google apps like Google Maps and Google+ Local. It’s another step toward NYC becoming the “world’s leading digital city,” according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
How long do you think it will take until there is Wi-Fi in all cities? What do you predict is the future of Wi-Fi?