Google Requests Wi-Fi Perch

Google wants access to as many as 1,500 city light poles in San Francisco for its own test network and exclusive from the citywide WiFi network that it proposed to the city. Google’s project partner, EarthLink, voiced the search giant’s request to city officials, which it said is a condition for Google’s participation in the project. The city earlier selected the proposal from the two companies to build and run the network at no cost to the city in exchange for the use of light poles and other areas where they can install access points. Brian Roberts, a senior policy analyst for the city, believes the request would not be accommodated under ongoing negotiations as it is well beyond the proposal presented to officials.
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