The city and county of San Francisco teamed up with Earthlink and Google nearly a decade ago to build what was planned as a citywide Wi-Fi network, only to see Earthlink retreat from its municipal Wi-Fi business in 2007. The citywide system was never built. Now San Francisco is taking another shot at that goal and is going it alone, at least for now.
Good news, everyone! Everyone in San Francisco, that is. More specifically, everyone in San Francisco who lives or works on a three-mile stretch running along Market Street. You’re (finally) getting free Wi-Fi!