WiFi

Google WiFi Passport gets soft launch in Jakarta

One of Google's long-term aspirations, aside from becoming the world's repository of information, is to help get everyone on the planet connected to the Internet. The company has rather quietly started a service in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta that will let netizens connect to the Internet in an easier, or at least more affordable, way.

Gogo aims to deliver inflight WiFi with 6x faster speeds

Getting internet and inflight WiFi at 30,000 feet has been a challenge in the past, but lately things are getting up to speed rather fast. Gogo, the largest provider of inflight WiFi is getting set to announce their new service that will allow for 6x faster speeds. Claiming inflight WiFi could reach 60 Mbps.

Google’s Project Loon ‘internet balloon’ takes flight in California

In an effort to bring WiFi and internet access to many parts of the developing world, Google has a new initiative called Project Loon. In what many are calling internet balloons or WiFi blimps Google will be delivering internet using these WiFi-equipped balloons and floating them over emerging markets. They've been testing in parts of Africa and New Zealand, but this week took flight in California too.

Starbucks WiFi provider shifts from AT&T to Google

Free WiFi has long been available at Starbucks locations and while that is not going away, there will soon be a change in providers. Basically, it looks like Google will be taking things over from AT&T and while Starbucks visitors will still be able to get their free WiFi fix, it does look like there will be some improvements.
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