Tuesday, September 20, 2005

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Google Prepares to Launch WiFi Service
Tue Sep 20, 2005 3:03 PM ET

By Adam Pasick

LONDON (Reuters) - Online search leader Google (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research) is preparing to launch a wireless Internet service, Google WiFi, according to several pages found on the company's Web site on Tuesday.

A WiFi service, which offers a high-speed connection to the Internet, would take Google even further from its Internet search roots and move it into the fiercely competitive world of Internet access providers and telecommunications companies.

The Google Web site has several references to Google WiFi but provides few details. One page (http://wifi.google.com/faq.html) refers to a product called "Google Secure Access," which is designed to "establish a more secure connection while using Google WiFi.

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