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Google to speed up Starbucks' free Wi-Fi in the US

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Expanding its internet services ever further, Google has teamed up with Starbucks to outfit 7,000 of its US coffee shops with faster Wi-Fi connections. The deal sees Google replace AT&T as the official internet provider in stores, offering customers internet speeds up to ten times faster than before. For Starbucks stores in Google Fiber-enabled areas (including Kansas, Utah, and Austin), the search giant will provide a connection that is up to 100 times faster. The roll out will begin in August and will take 18 months to complete. Customers may have to wait for Google to upgrade the service in their area but as soon as it is ready, "Google Starbucks" hotspots will show them the way.