Internet search leader Google is preparing to launch its own wireless Internet service, Google WiFi, according to several pages found on the company’s Web site on Tuesday.
The Google site refers to a product called “Google Secure Access,” which is designed to “establish a more secure connection while using Google WiFi,”
The launch of a WiFi service would move Google away from its core Internet search service and into the competitive world of Internet service providers and telecommunications giants.
Speculation about a forthcoming Google WiFi service has been rife since August, following an article in Business 2.0 magazine, but the company has refused to discussed its plans.
WiFi is an increasingly popular technology that is used to provide high-speed wireless Internet access in homes, business and public spaces like airports and coffee shops. Google launched a sponsored WiFi “hotspot” in San Francisco’s Union Square district in April with a start-up called Feeva.