Google, Skype, and Sequoia, others, fund 21.7 million into FON. Will it work out?Glenn and Om has a take. So does Dirson. Glenn is skeptical. Speaking to Google’s supposed interest in blanketing the world with WiFi, he points out:
I argue strongly that Google will not become a Wi-Fi provider beyond San Francisco and Mountain View (at least not on any large scale) because their interest is high-margin businesses like advertising not low-margin ones like service provision.
Yes, but what if you need that distribution to run those high margin services over? More as the Superbowl buzz wears off.