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A New York meeting providing information to companies interested in offering free Wi-Fi access counted Google among its attendees, according to a new Bloomberg report. Others at the event included IBM, Samsung and Cisco, but Google?s ambitions regarding blanketing the U.S. with free or affordable Internet connectivity could be a good reason so suspect it?ll submit a compelling proposal to the NY Department of IT today to be the one to gird New York in wireless connections.

 

Google has already offered up free Wi-Fi in and around its offices in the Chelsea neighborhood of NYC, where it has its main east coast office, and it has a number of other initiatives in the works to provide people in the U.S. and beyond with cheaper, more abundant access to connectivity. The benefit for Google is clear ? the Internet giant only has as many potential clients as there are connected consumers, after all.

 

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http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/21/google-in-the-running-to-turn-nyc-pay-phones-into-free-wi-fi-hotspots/

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