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Google plans upgrades to its free WiFi service

Original post made on Sep 2, 2009

Several weeks ago, Google met with local residents to discuss possible improvements to its free WiFi network. In response to residents' comments, the company has budgeted for a bevy of improvements.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, September 2, 2009, 1:55 PM

Comments (15)

Posted by Greg C, a resident of North Whisman
on Sep 2, 2009 at 2:11 pm

Awesome. Thanks Google! I love me my Google WiFi.


Posted by East of Jackson Park, a resident of Jackson Park
on Sep 2, 2009 at 3:14 pm

Please consider increasing signal strength at the Caltrain station. Thanks, Google!


Posted by kanan krishnan, a resident of Shoreline West
on Sep 2, 2009 at 3:38 pm

I live very close to Montecito ave /Sierra West , the WiFi never works here. I keep my doors open..still it doesn't connect. I could save hundreds if the free service works. Not sure why it works inside the library but not inside my apartment.


Posted by Meredith, a resident of Shoreline West
on Sep 2, 2009 at 4:51 pm

This is why I Heart Mtn View !


Posted by Judy & John, a resident of Waverly Park
on Sep 2, 2009 at 5:16 pm

We love our Google WiFi!


Posted by Audie, a resident of Shoreline West
on Sep 2, 2009 at 5:18 pm

We have some trouble inside Santiago Villa at the end of Space Park Way maybe a booster to cover the mobile home community?????


Posted by Carl, a resident of Waverly Park
on Sep 2, 2009 at 5:39 pm

Long live the almighty Google!


Posted by Dick Guertin, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 2, 2009 at 11:05 pm

1-650-450-8491 is NOT a local call. It is a toll-call or long-distance call. Wish Google had used a local Mountain View exchange.


Posted by Jack, a resident of Waverly Park
on Sep 2, 2009 at 11:09 pm

From what I read, the area around Sleeper Park will still
not be covered. Will we be the only part of Mountain View
not covered?
C'mon, Google, I know you can do it.


Posted by k, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 3, 2009 at 9:56 am

"Also in Google's budget are two special WiFi radios that will be tested in Mountain View police cars. The high-tech, high-powered radios will allow officers to access the Internet almost anywhere in Mountain View, even while the cars are moving."

Hope the driver isn't trying to use the internet while moving. :P


Yay for Google Wifi!


Posted by pat, a resident of Monta Loma
on Sep 3, 2009 at 10:33 am

I bought a router originally and from day 1 I have been able to access
wifi from Google for my laptop with very few problems.
Thank you Google. You are appreciated.


Posted by Kaye Kemble, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Sep 3, 2009 at 4:34 pm

Go Google---we enjoy it very much, even reaches my son in Germany~~~ KK


Posted by Lucky, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 5, 2009 at 7:07 am

Will a router help boost my signal strength?? Awesome system, keep up the good work.


Posted by kabrook, a resident of another community
on Sep 13, 2009 at 8:13 pm

Thank you so much Google! I love my Google WiFi.
I'm in the Mountain Shadows Neighborhood.


Posted by Tim, a resident of Whisman Station
on Feb 17, 2010 at 2:02 pm

There is only 1 access point in Whisman Station and it only works on the park. If you are only 1 block off, it does not work.

I wish they added more around the streets in Whisman Station. There are lots of us who live in Whisman Station and we would LOVE to get Google Wifi in our homes.


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