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Posted by on Nov 26, 2012 in Companies |

Google is provider of WiFi hotspots in the U.S. for $400 million

Google is provider of WiFi hotspots in the U.S. for $ 400 million

(Cc) Sam Newman

is entering the world of a little physical Internet. First was his project to deliver super-fast fiber optic in Kansas, and now with the purchase of wireless Internet provider ICOA, acquired for $ 400 million.

ICOA provides service networks and hotspots in the U.S. to public spaces such as airports, restaurants, universities, and other places. As part of the deal, Google will acquire about 1,500 installations of broadband access in 45 states.

The company closed before signing a deal with Boingo to offer free WiFi hotspots in 4000, available for users of Android, OS X or Windows in hotels, cafes, recreational areas and other places.

Today’s agreement seems to stick to increase its supply of hotspots, although it is possible that it could also offer other paid services.

Link: Google acquires wireless Internet network provider ICOA for USD $ 400 million (TNW)

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