Atlanta, Georgia – (The Hosting News) – January 9, 2007 – EarthLink, Inc., and Google, have offered to collaborate on building the San Francisco Wi-Fi Network. According to Earthlink, the project is in line with its ‘open access’ philosophy – that municipal networks should offer the tools, services and applications that businesses, governments and consumers need, in order to enable, enrich and empower Internet experiences.
Donald Berryman, Executive Vice President of Earthlink, and President of the ISP’s municipal networks unit explained, ”EarthLink and Google jointly submitted a ‘Request For Proposal’ (RFP) to the City of San Francisco to build a citywide wireless municipal network. This proposal presents a unique opportunity for both companies. By coming together to leverage the strengths of both companies, we will be able to offer services to different customers on the network that fit with their own individual needs and wants. Customers shouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be tied to their desks, or to a single provider, to get the Internet experience they want. Both EarthLink and Google recognize this and are attempting to provide great service and choice in San Francisco.”
As an Internet service provider, Atlanta-based EarthLink has earned an award-winning reputation for outstanding customer service and its suite of online products and services. Serving over five million subscribers, EarthLink offers high-quality connectivity, minimal online intrusions and customizable features, including dial-up, high-speed, voice, web hosting, wireless, home networking and security.
With the largest index of websites available on the World Wide Web and the industry’s most advanced search technology, Google Inc. delivers the fastest and easiest way to find relevant information on the Internet. Google’s technological innovations have earned the company numerous industry awards and citations, including two Webby Awards; two WIRED magazine Readers Raves Awards; Best Internet Innovation and Technical Excellence Award from PC Magazine; Best Search Engine on the Internet from Yahoo! Internet Life; Top Ten Best Cybertech from TIME magazine; and EditorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Pick from CNET. A growing number of companies worldwide, including Yahoo! and its international properties, Sony Corporation and its global affiliates, AOL/Netscape, and Cisco Systems, rely on Google to power search on their websites. A privately held company based in Mountain View, Calif., Google’s investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers and Sequoia Capital.
To learn more about Google, please visit: www.google.com.
For more information about Earthlink, please visit: www.earthlink.net.