Google's first municipal WiFi network, which covers Mountain View, the town Google's headquarters are located in, launched one year ago from last Friday. Google reported that the network now includes more than 400 mesh routers, covers about 12 square miles and 25,000 homes. It serves 15,000 unique users each month. Since the beginning of 2007, traffic on the network has increased by about 10 percent each month. The network also facilitates about 300 GB of data each day sent over some 100 distinct WiFi devices. Despite the self-proclaimed success of the network in Mountain View, the company is still waiting to hear the fate of its plan to offer the city of San Francisco a muni-WiFi network with EarthLink.
For more on Google's WiFi plans:
- read this blog post from the company