I, for one, welcome...oh, you know the rest.

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Looks like Google's getting ever-closer to a rumored "GoogleNet": a wifi system stretched over the country, giving free access for the price of living through directed advertising. And if you ever use Local.Google.Com, you'll get an idea of just how directed it could get. ("Click here to get directions to the biggest clothing sales going on withing 1.5 miles of you!")

Google has been busy buying up dark and underused fiber-optic backbone infrastructure, and has now rolled out its wifi system across San Francisco, complete with a free (beta) secure access program.

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Yet more proof that Wi-Fi Internet access is not a public good and should therefore not be provided by local governments:

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