About two weeks ago, Google confirmed that it has begun a limited test of a free wireless Internet service called "Google WiFi", but only for people in the areas around their Mountain View headquarters in California.
The search behemoth said it has responded to a request for information by the city of San Francisco to test local Internet services - via Wi-Fi.
"Google has submitted a proposal to offer free, wireless Internet access (WiFi) to the entire city of San Francisco," Google said.
As with the much smaller-scale service, the WiFi access could be funded through online advertising.
"This proposal is limited to San Francisco and we don't have any plans to expand this community service beyond the Bay Area," Google added.
"If accepted, we believe Google can bring to bear its expertise managing complex computer networks combined with years of online consumer product development, to benefit the people of San Francisco," Google concluded in the release.
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