Google - Starbucks' new coffee buddy

By IVCPOST Staff Reporter

Jul 31, 2013 09:59 AM EDT

According to an online announcement by Google, the worldwide search engine leader will be granting free and faster internet access to all Starbucks customers in the United States. The blog post also stated that the company will be setting up the technology within the next one and a half years.

Google said that the internet access that it will offer will be faster than the currently utilized speeds. Coffee shops in the country only register at a tenth of the speed that the online giant is planning to implement, according to Google. Furthermore, speeds could go up to 100 times faster to Google Fiber enabled cities such as Kansas.

Popular coffee café chain Starbucks recently exited an agreement with AT&T. The American mobile carrier previously supplied internet to the coffee company. Analysts predicted that the coffee shop will benefit from this new partnership, noting that Starbucks will be exposed to the exponentially growing mobile computing market through its Wi-Fi offering.

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