It might sound unbelievable but it appears that Google intends to bring free wi-fi accees to major cities around the world.
Larry Page earlier this month announced that the company is launching a new startup called Sidewalk Labs which is built to help incubate and develop technology for cities.
The new venture, aptly named Intersection, will seek to bring free public Wi-Fi to cities around the world using different pieces of urban infrastructure, from pay phones to bus stops.
“The vision really is to make cities connected places where you can walk down any street and have access to free ultra high speed Wi-Fi,” says Dan Doctoroff, the former CEO of Bloomberg and one-time deputy mayor of New York City, who heads up Sidewalk Labs. “The possibilities from there are just endless.”