Google’s Mountain View Wifi network is one year old. The network has 400+ mesh routers, covers 31 square kilometers (12 square miles) and 25,000 homes. Google has released interesting statistics on how many people are using it, traffic growth, percentage of use, etc.:
- Approximately 15,000 unique users each month;
- traffic has grown almost 10 percent each month (since the beginning of 2007);
- network handles over 300 gigabytes of data each day;
- 95 percent of the mesh routers being used on any given day;
- over 100 distinct types of Wi-Fi devices have used the network.
Around the globe and across the U. S., many people are still not able to access the online services that are increasingly helpful, if not essential, tools for our daily lives. This is why we’re committed to promoting alternative platforms for people to access the web, no matter where you are, what you’re doing or what device you’re using,
says the Google WiFi team.
The WiFi team also hopes that
the success of the Mountain View model will encourage others to think creatively about how to address access issues in many other communities.
Official Google Blog: First year of Google WiFi
Via: MuniWireless – Google Mountain View network celebrates first anniversary