Roger L. Simon

It's a Google World - continued

The online behemoth is offering free WiFi for the entire city of San Francisco.

The proposal raises speculation that Google intends to create a free national Wi-Fi network, a business in which the company has limited experience. If so, it could pose a serious challenge to existing Internet service providers such as SBC-Yahoo, Earthlink, Comcast and America Online, which charge subscriptions for wire connections.

I have to admit it – this would be a brilliant strategy. And they can afford it.