Google has work to do on free WiFi Around Town, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Feb 9, 2013 at 4:44 pm
After hearing more and more complaints about the poor quality of its WiFi system in Mountain View, it appears that Google finally is ready to redesign and upgrade its free service that is beginning to frustrate many residents who have depended on it in recent years.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, February 8, 2013, 12:00 AM
Posted by Greg Nelson, a resident of the Shoreline West neighborhood, on Feb 9, 2013 at 4:44 pm
Indeed Google needs to correct the ongoing problems with the MV network - reliability has taken a serious downturn in recent months.
Google is well aware of this condition, from the multitude of postings to their website, myself included.
Having a low level Google employee reply to the Voice article who promises only that Google is aware of and fixing the problems without committing to specific dates and technological information re fixing the problems does nothing on Google's part.
Meanwhile Google is setting another free WiFi network in Chelsea NYC and doing a fiber optic network in Kansas City.
Posted by Resident, a resident of the Sylvan Park neighborhood, on May 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm
What is the approximate time we can expect Google and the City to finish upgrading the WiFi system? The current system has basically been unusable since mid December - mainly because of the large number of data transmission errors that have been occurring. The errors have been happening at an ever increasing rate over the last year.
I think it is high time that Google and the City of Mountain View provided the residents of the city a definitive time line as to when to expect a well functioning service.
Posted by W H, a resident of the Cuesta Park neighborhood, on May 17, 2013 at 3:14 pm
Google and the City are both ducking the issue with the upgrade/increased loading talk. Very technical users on the Google WiFi Network forum
Web Link have pointed out that the network has broken hardware that corrupts bits among other things and significantly effects throughput. I suspect that the loading has actually gone down due to its poor usability and speed. If loading is the real issue, they could provide us with stats on the network to support that assertion.