Well, this should give a slight kick in the head to BPL:
Google offers S.F. Wi-Fi -- for free:
Upsdie: "Google Inc. has offered to blanket San Francisco with free wireless
Internet access at no cost to the city, placing a marquee name behind Mayor
Gavin Newsom's effort to get all residents online whether they are at home, in
a park or in a cafe."
Downside: "The speed of basic service would be 300 kilobits per second, which
is much faster than dial-up Internet service but slower than some broadband."
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