10x and Even 100x Faster WiFi at Starbucks Thanks to Google
Article by George Norman
On 01 Aug 2013
Google will be providing a faster internet connection to Starbucks customers – 10x to 100x times faster. All 7,000 company-operated Starbucks stores across the US will offer faster WiFi thanks to Google.

Great news for all the people out there who want to browse the web while enjoying a nice cup of coffee at Starbucks: pretty soon you will be able to do so at faster speeds, because AT&T is out and Google is in as the new internet service provider. You can expect to enjoy speeds up to 10 or even 100 times faster on the new Google-provided connection.

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Google and Starbucks have recently announced that they’re partnering up so that you can enjoy a faster WiFi connection. As part of the partnership, Google will be providing the internet connection to all 7,000 company-operated Starbucks stores in the United States. The rollout will commence this August and is expected to be completed in 18 months. When it is, all Starbucks customers in the US will browse the web at 10 or 100 times faster on the free WiFi they get in the coffee shops.

There’s a little something that must be mentioned at this point. The 10x faster claim applies to all Starbucks stores, while the 100x one applies to stores that are in a Google Fiber City. I remind you that Google Fiber is a project that aims to build a different kind of internet – one that offers much, much faster speeds.

“Google has long invested in helping the Internet grow stronger, including projects to make Internet access speedier, more affordable, and more widely available,” said Kevin Lo, General Manager, Google Access. “The free Internet connection at Starbucks has become an important part of many communities over the years, such as in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, or for students without Internet at home who do their homework at Starbucks.”




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