Google may be looking into providing more than just home internet service, as the search company is said to be exploring the possibility of installing wifi in the cities where Google Fiber exists. Sources at IDG News Service are said to have seen an internal Google document that talks about the plan to bring city wifi to the locations where they have Google Fiber services provided, which as of now consists of Kansas City, Missouri, and Provo, Utah, and Austin, Texas is said to be getting it next. The plan for potential city wifi doesn’t only seem to target those cities were Google Fiber is already available, but the next 34 cities where Google plans to approach as potential Google Fiber candidates as well, as the IDG News Service reports that the document discussing the plan for city wifi is being passed around to those next 34 planned locations.
The document reportedly gives no detail about Google’s plans to bring wifi to those 34 cities, simply that they will be discussing their plans for wifi with the city when they moved forward with planning of the Google Fiber service. Right now since the 34 cities that are next in line to receive Google Fiber are tentative based on the agreement to have Fiber installed, that means the Wifi is also tentative at this point. Upon reaching out to Google for further explanations on the planned wifi service that they would like to bring to those cities where Fiber exists and is planned for the next set of rollouts, IDG News received an email that simply stated that Google would love to bring wifi to those locations, but have no plans to announce anything at the time. It’s a vague response, but the nature of suggesting that they would love to make wifi possible in fiberhoods along with the document that mentions wifi, points to the possibility that we could soon see Google wifi in Fiber locations. Since there were no details given about the plans for the wifi services Google is hoping to get up and running, all we can do at this point is wonder what plans they may have to deploy wifi to the cities they’re showing interest in, and how they might make the wifi services work.