Free Wi-Fi

On February 19, 2014 the City of Mountain View and Google announced a new connectivity plan for residents. Google is providing free, public outdoor Wi-Fi in Mountain View along the Downtown corridor, primarily Castro Street. The new downtown Wi-Fi service will replace the former citywide Wi-Fi service which is expected to be shut down on April 25, 2014. Google is also offering a $500,000 grant to the City to fund technology projects in Mountain View. The City is proposing to use part of these funds to provide free Wi-Fi in publicly accessible facilities to help reduce the digital divide, including outdoor Wi-Fi at Rengstorff Park and indoor Wi-Fi at the Mountain View Public Library, Senior Center, Community Center and Teen Center.

Regulations governing wireless facilities and satellite services are established and enforced by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) located in Washington, D.C. The Federal Communications Commission website can provide you with more detailed information concerning rate, competition and technical regulatory issues and the 1996 Telecommunications Act. For more information about the Google Wi-Fi network, visit the Google Help Center website.