Starbucks and Google Unite!

[Picture courtesy of MSN Now]
[Picture courtesy of MSN Now]

New Google backed Starbucks WiFi is set to release this month

With their powers combined, they are Captain Planet! Not really but they do create one of the best free WiFi infrastructures for consumers. Google has announced a partnership with Starbucks in order to bring you a faster connection while you are sipping on your skim milk latte.

Realistically, this is one step by Google to segway into the telecom race. They have already started rolling out their fiber optic networks in certain areas, offering ridiculous speeds at a reasonable price. Seeing how Starbucks is on almost every corner of urbanized cities, the marriage between Google and Starbucks seems like a match made in heaven, this is from the official press release from Google:

“Coffee shop + Internet—it’s a pairing that many of us have come to rely on. WiFi access makes work time, downtime, travel time and lots of in-between times more enjoyable and productive. That’s why we’re teaming up with Starbucks to bring faster, free WiFi connections to all 7,000 company-operated Starbucks stores in the United States over the next 18 months. When your local Starbucks WiFi network goes Google, you’ll be able to surf the web at speeds up to 10x faster than before. If you’re in a Google Fiber city, we’re hoping to get you a connection that’s up to 100x faster.”

This just seems like an overall “WIN” for coffee aficionados and Internet squatters around the US. Lets hope Google continues its benevolence and starts offering citywide WiFi access. The SSID to look for is “Google Starbucks” when the networks are up.




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