Town Square

Post a New Topic

Google WiFi replaced in City Hall, library

Original post made on Nov 27, 2013

After getting numerous complaints about Google's aging free Google WiFi system, city officials announced last week that a new city-operated system has replaced it -- but only in City Hall and the library.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 9:51 AM

Comments (10)

Posted by Tony
a resident of Castro City
on Nov 27, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Finally someone steps in to just fix the problem. How many people did Google have working on this problem?

Posted by Iam Sam
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Nov 27, 2013 at 2:28 pm

I was just at the library and it works! I didn't believe they could fix it so quickly but everything worked great. Way faster than it was and no stupid log in screen!

Of course, they are the government, so let's see how it works a year from now.

Posted by David Speakman
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Nov 27, 2013 at 5:57 pm

It was shenanigans from Day One. Google installed two systems: One that worked and was for its employees; the other was the broken "public" version that never really worked and did not offer coverage in the city's lower income areas (perhaps because Googlers don't live there?). Basically, City Hall was snookered.

Posted by Jay Park
a resident of Jackson Park
on Nov 27, 2013 at 6:50 pm



Posted by PhilC
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Nov 28, 2013 at 10:09 am

I left Google WiFi last year because it was so spotty and unreliable. I went for the pricey AT&T which seems to be good on all counts. The installation fee was ~$150 and went in the day following my application.
Does anyone know of the AT&T plan to yank out copper lines on the "last mile"to local residences and upgrade their system to 100% fiber connections? I heard about it once last summer, but nothing since....

Posted by Chad
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Nov 28, 2013 at 11:04 pm


Why don't you ask AT&T about their fiber optic plan?

Posted by Otto Maddox
a resident of Monta Loma
on Nov 29, 2013 at 2:35 pm

It's interesting that Google Wifi is working for me today here in the park. First time in a long time it has worked. Too late Google..

Posted by Anthony
a resident of Castro City
on Dec 9, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Multi-Billion dollar company shamed by a government employee. Thanks Dan Rich for stepping in.

Posted by Paul
a resident of Willowgate
on Dec 15, 2013 at 6:30 pm

It's embarrassing that the "latest in WiFi technology" can only reach the legacy Internet. I ran using cmvwifi in the library, and scored 0/10.

Posted by haha
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 16, 2013 at 3:09 am

"It's embarrassing that the "latest in WiFi technology" can only reach the legacy Internet. I ran using cmvwifi in the library, and scored 0/10."
Oh look! A google employee embarrassed and defensive over their crappy broken promise to MV is slamming the MV Library for not supporting ipv6. Well, apparently 97% of the WORLD can only access this so-called "legacy Internet" according to Google's own statistics.

Web Link

Fix your 'stuff' G or get out of the way...

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Stay informed.

Get the day's top headlines from Mountain View Online sent to your inbox in the Express newsletter.

Which homes should lose gas service first?
By Sherry Listgarten | 4 comments | 8,244 views

Boichik Bagels is opening its newest – and largest – location in Santa Clara this week
By The Peninsula Foodist | 0 comments | 2,693 views

I Do I Don't: How to build a better marriage Page 15
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,363 views

By Laura Stec | 14 comments | 1,220 views


Support local families in need

Your contribution to the Holiday Fund will go directly to nonprofits supporting local families and children in need. Last year, Voice readers and foundations contributed a total of $84,000.