texasville - 4:32 am on Aug 22, 2005 (gmt 0)
I doubt that google would make it a free service. Even with banner ads it has never worked. Remember netzero and the myriad of others that tried that. But they might get area wide wi fi service available as in the cell phone structure. Anywhere you go in the area you can be logged on. 20-30 bucks a month.
I see big changes coming next 5-7 years. High speed available over the electric lines. Possibly free in cities that own their utilities company such as Austin. Or possibly just a nominal fee. Get your water, electric, garbage and internet bill all in one.