Google will build a WiFi network in its home town of Mountain View, California.
The Mountain View City Council unanimously approved the plan to give Google access to the city’s street lamps for placing wireless access points.
A Google spokeswoman said the company is: "Excited to begin work on this project" and is looking forward to providing WiFi service to members of the local community.
Mountain View will incur no expenses for the WiFi network: "The City potentially could receive an annual payment of approximately $12,600 [adjusted annually for increases in the Consumer Price Index (CPI)] for the placement of Google equipment on City-owned light poles," a city council document said.
"All installation and maintenance costs will be borne by Google, and utility costs will be paid by the City and fully reimbursed by Google, which is estimated to be $3,000 to $4,000 per year."
Google has some more negotiating to do before it can provide WiFi access to the entire city. According to the council document, parts of Mountain View have street light poles that are owned by Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), not the city itself.