Internet Access

Mount Fuji

Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Comes To Japan’s Sacred Mount Fuji

Climbers who reach the summit of Mount Fuji will now be able to share their achievement via free Wi-Fi.


Project Loon

Google ‘Project Loon’ Wi-Fi Balloon Crash Alarms Mexican Town

The crash of one of Google’s “Loon” balloons for relaying Internet service was enough to have security forces summoned to a mountain township in central Mexico.


A Solara 50 unmanned atmospheric satellite. (Titan Aerospace)

Facebook Seeking To Acquire Drone-Maker To Provide Worldwide Internet Access

Facebook is in talks to purchase an aerospace firm that makes solar-powered drones as part of the company’s strategy to bring Internet access to areas of the world that lack connectivity, according to a published report.


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San Francisco To Get Free Wi-Fi In City Parks, Open Spaces

The $600,000 gift from Google will allow for free public wireless Internet access at several parks, recreation centers and plazas across the city.


Google Executive Chairman Eric Schimidt (C) makes his way after checking in at Beijing International airport in Beijing on January 7, 2013, before his trip to North Korea. Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson and Google chairman Eric Schmidt will head to North Korea on a 'private humanitarian mission,' Richardson's office said on January 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO (Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Exec Calls For Open Internet Access Following North Korea Visit

Google chairman Eric Schmidt’s glimpse of the Web being used at a top university in Pyongyang makes him part of a tiny elite that has seen the Internet in North Korea.



State Educators Applaud No Child Left Offline Initiative To Expand Technology In The Classroom

As part of his No Child Left Offline initiative, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has created a task force which he said recommends the expansion of technology in the classroom.


Google CEO Eric Schmidt. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google Exec Says 2 Billion Lack Internet Access

Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt on Tuesday warned that vast numbers of the world’s population are missing out on the advantages brought by the Internet.


digital divide

Oakland Campaign Brings Internet Access To Seniors, Low-Income Families

A campaign launched in Oakland Thursday looks to close the digital divide by getting more low-income families and seniors hooked up to the Internet.