SEATTLE, July 31, 2013 - Starbucks today announced the selection of Google to provide the next generation of its Wi-Fi offering for its customers. Beginning this August, new U.S. company-operated Starbucks® stores will begin to receive up to 10 times faster network and Wi-Fi speeds. Over the next 18 months, Starbucks will convert more than 7,000 U.S. stores to the upgraded store network and Wi-Fi experience.
This is great news! I said a few months ago, guest WiFi that actually works is a great opporuntity for coffee shops and hotels. The WiFi at many of these locations is so bad that it's unusable during peak times.