That’s GooFi! Google / Earthlink Get Nod For SF WiFi.

    April 6, 2006

The Chron and the Associated Press are reporting that San Francisco has chosen a joint bid by Google and Earthlink to blanket the city with wifi.

The likely outcome:

  • Free, slow-ish wifi access citywide (ad-supported)
  • Faster, no-ad wifi citywide (for a nominal fee, perhaps $20/mo.)
  • Timeline: According to the Chron article, they could have this up and going by the end of 2006

More thoughts as actual details become available…

(“goofi” hat tip to doc, via miss rogue)

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Christopher Carfi, CEO and co-founder of Cerado, looks at sales, marketing, and the business experience from the customers point of view. He currently is focused on understanding how emerging social technologies such as blogs, wikis, and social networking are enabling the creation of new types of customer-driven communities. He is the author of the Social Customer Manifesto weblog, and has been occasionally told that he drives and snowboards just a little too quickly.