Google Testing Secure Wi-Fi Service in Calif.

By Carmen Nobel  |  Posted 2005-09-26

Google last week confirmed it is conducting beta trials of a free Wi-Fi service in a few San Francisco locations but declined to say whether the service will be deployed elsewhere.

A Google search of "Google WiFi" yields about 10.7 million hits, and there are several references to a Google Wi-Fi service on Googles own site. An FAQ for a Google client application called Google Secure Access says the product "allows you to establish a more secure connection while using Google WiFi."

Currently, there are only a few beta sites for the service, including a gymnastics center, a pizza place and a Union Square hot spot with a startup called Feeva, according to company officials.

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