Starbucks to improve Wi-Fi speed


Starbucks’ locations around the country will get a Google upgrade beginning in August to improve customer Wi-Fi speed.

Starbucks spokesperson Lily Gluzberg said customers can expect the new Wi-Fi service to roll out to more than 7,000 company-operated stores in the United States. The new service, partnered with Google, is set to make connection speed 10 times faster.

Starbucks and Google are working with Level 3 Communications to make the faster speeds available.

The upgrade will be implemented over the next 18 months. Gluzberg could not provide information on upgrades in the Austin area.

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