Google says free WiFi catching on in Mountain View

About a year after installing a free muni-WiFi network in Mountain View, Calif., Google said that nearly 15,000 people log on to the system monthly. The results reveal that use of the service is growing 10 percent each month. People are logging on from every corner of the city, and virtually all of the 400 routers the company installed are being used on a given day. The most interesting statistic is that "over 100 distinct types of WiFi devices" have used the network.

Google, it appears, is using the statistics to try and push San Francisco's free muni-WiFi initiative, which is on hold.

For more about Google's stats in Mountain View:
- read this article from the San Francisco Chronicle
- check out this post in MuniWireless