Starbucks and Google have partnered to bring Google Wi-Fi service to over 7,000 Starbucks locations across the United States. Google is replacing AT&T as the provider for these locations. Google is promising faster speeds, especially if the Starbucks location is in a Google Fiber city, according to a post on the Official Google Blog
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.
Just like the current AT&T-provided Wi-Fi, connecting to Google's service will be free of charge. Free Wi-Fi at places like Starbucks has become an important staple for many, such as students, teleworkers, and those in emergency conditions. The rollout of Google Wi-Fi service will begin next month, and is set to take 18 months to complete.