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Guess what: You may finally actually be able to connect to the Internet at Starbucks!
What's that you say? Starbucks has been offering wi-fi for ages? Yes, that's true. But if you've ever tried to use it, you've probably found yourself frustrated.
In a move that the company says will make Internet connectivity faster and more reliable, Starbucks has announced that Google will provide the Wi-Fi for its U.S. locations, instead of AT&T, which had been a source of endless complaints.
Beginning in August, more than 7,000 stores will get the upgraded Internet experience -- 10 times faster or more (YAY!). “Every day, our customers rely on the free Wi-Fi at Starbucks to study, work, connect with friends or just relax. We want to make sure that they can access the web effortlessly and quickly, no matter what they’re doing, or what device they are using,” said Starbucks chief digital officer Adam Brotman in a release.
We must say we're pretty pumped about this -- as the only thing reliable about the previous service was that it would reliably dump us offline in the middle of excruciating deadline pressure. Here's hoping a stress-free work experience comes along with our next grande soy latte.
Will you use Starbucks' improved Google Internet?