Google Circles Wagons, Will Not Launch Nationwide Wi-Fi

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingIt appears that Google’s plans for world domination are currently on hold as they’ve neglected to bid for any of the open Wi-Fi contracts nationwide. They will offer free Wi-Fi in Mountain View – so their cyborg monkey army can get messages from the mothership – and may launch in San Francisco in partnership with Earthlink, but they’re not planning unwiring any other cities right now – maybe they know something about WiMAX we don’t?

It’s not surprising that they’ve decided to pull back – it’s not quite their core competency – but they did say that Mountain View cost about $1 million to install and that they will use Mountain View as a testbed for new advertising methods and services.

Google Says It Has No Plans for National Wi-Fi Service [NYTimes]