No nationwide WiFi network for Google (again)

It’s a no-no answer that Google made about a nationwide WiFi network. Just in Mountain View ― to extend their headquarters beyond the Google Campus ― and only if users do have enough tech knowledge to access to it.

The network doesn’t show any support from Google. People are required to get a WiFi repeater (around $100) and a WiFi receiver (eventually an Ethernet connection) to connect to the network from inside their house. And as we reported on this before, Google warns that it’s too early to consider dropping their paid DSL and cable Internet connections in favor of free WiFi.

Now, two questions to you, readers:

  1. Google backs Net Neutrality. Great, but will Google favor some applications over others? For instance, GTalk over Windows Live Messenger or Skype?
  2. Setting a WiFi network isn’t the best way to learn more about its users? The kind of requests they’re doing, their working and hanging hours, or what sites they’re reading. The better Google knows about them, the more relevant ads would be.

Aug 16, 2006 | By Nuno

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