We are hearing rumours from different sources that Google is working on a special project to bring Google subsidized WIFI to locations across North America. The reports are claiming that the Sultan of Search will offer heavily subsidized kits (hardware/software) to small and medium business to encourage WIFI deployment.
Now [paid] news-site TheInformation (link) is making the same claim. They are claiming Google will offer "steep discounts".
I also want to remind you that we had heard Google would be launching an IOS and android app to help users join public WIFI hotspots easier.
Free ubiquitous WIFI is definitely a good thing I can get behind. Especially with the small monthly data caps most canadian wireless carriers are offering.