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More evidence Google is planning its own Wi-Fi networks in Fiber cities


More evidence that Google is preparing to roll out its own Wi-Fi networks in the U.S. has been discovered in documentation for its Fiber service that’s currently in the process of expanding. IDG News Service notes that Google Fiber documentation currently being sent out to cities in the running to receive Google Fiber next have revealed that Google has plans for WiFi in addition to the Gigabit internet and TV service: 

Specific details of the Wi-Fi plan are not included in the document, which was seen by IDG News Service, but Google says it will be “discussing our Wi-Fi plans and related requirements with your city as we move forward with your city during this planning process.”

Google isn’t providing any other info, but it did make it clear that rolling out Wi-Fi networks as part of its Google Fiber efforts is something it’s interested in: “We’d love to be able to bring Wi-Fi access to all of our Fiber cities, but we don’t have any specific plans to announce right now.”

Earlier this year reports claimed that Google has specific plans to roll out more Google WiFi hotspots in the US and Canada as part of the ongoing “Google WiFi” effort it first launched in Mountain View back in 2006.

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Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac, & contributes to 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, & He also co-authors 9to5Mac’s weekly Logic Pros series and makes music as one half of Toronto-based Makamachine.