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Starbucks expands wireless charging, teams up with Google for faster Wi-Fi

Matt Hamblen, Lucas Mearian | Aug. 1, 2013
Wireless speeds at the coffee chain's stores are expected to be 10 times faster.

Current connections at Starbucks over Wi-Fi are reportedly up to 1.5Mbps, which Google and Level 3 plan to increase 10-fold. AT&T also proposed to offer Starbucks 10 times faster network and Wi-Fi speeds, an AT&T spokesman said, indicating that Starbucks' decision must have been based on criteria other than speeds.

 

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