by CIO Staff

Google, EarthLink Bid for San Francisco Municipal Wi-Fi

Feb 22, 20061 min

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Internet heavies Google and EarthLink have submitted a joint bid to build a Wi-Fi network in San Francisco, according to a Feb. 21 post by an EarthLink blogger.

The move comes as no surprise to industry watchers, as both companies have admitted working together to better understand how Wi-Fi networks can be most profitable for Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

Don Berryman, EarthLink’s executive vice president, stated in the blog, “This proposal presents a unique opportunity for both companies. By coming together to leverage the strengths of both companies, we will be able to offer services to different customers on the network that fits with their own individual needs and wants.”

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