Starbucks and Google Come Together to Bring You: Google Starbucks WiFi
Let’s be honest here! We go to Starbucks for more than just a venti Java chip frappe with mocha drizzle and birthday cake pops! It’s a mini work station. When we have to stop and get a few things done, Starbucks has become the ideal place to go to. Get a nice caffeinated drink for a bit of an energy boost, whip out your tablet, and/or laptop and get to work! How convenient, right?
Well if you thought you were spoiled before, you’re definitely in for more good treatment! Starbucks and Google have come together to faster and free WiFi in all of Starbucks 7000 locations in the US. Soon you’ll be logging into Google Starbucks WiFi!
What does Google Starbucks WiFi Mean for You?
You can surf the web at speeds up to 10x faster than before. If you’re in a Google Fiber city, you might even be able to get a connection that’s up to 100x faster!
Check out the official announcement from the Official Google Blog:
Coffee shop + Internet—it’s a pairing that many of us have come to rely on. WiFi access makes work time, downtime, travel time and lots of in-between times more enjoyable and productive. That’s why we’re teaming up with Starbucks to bring faster, free WiFi connections to all 7,000 company-operated Starbucks stores in the United States over the next 18 months. When your local Starbucks WiFi network goes Google, you’ll be able to surf the web at speeds up to 10x faster than before. If you’re in a Google Fiber city, we’re hoping to get you a connection that’s up to 100x faster.
Google has long invested in helping the Internet grow stronger, including projects to make Internet access speedier, more affordable, and more widely available. The free Internet connection at Starbucks has become an important part of many communities over the years, such as in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, or for students without Internet at home who do their homework at Starbucks.
We’ll start rolling out the new networks this August. We appreciate your patience if it’s still a little while before we get to your favorite Starbucks—you’ll know your new network is ready to go when you can log in to the “Google Starbucks” SSID.
Posted by Kevin Lo, General Manager, Google Access
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