As we noted earlier, Google wants to deploy free WiFi in its home town of Mountain View, and it’ll go before the city council next week to discuss its plans. Below is a link to a copy of the staff report that’s going to the city council (the city staff is endorsing the proposal), along with an attached letter from Google. Note the unusual candor with which Google explains its motives.

“In our self-interest, we believe that giving more people the ability to access the Internet will drive more traffic to Google and hence more revenue to Google and its partner websites.”

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