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Microsoft quietly confirms it’s building a massive Wi-Fi network
You may never leave the Internet again.
Microsoft has a big year ahead of it, with the launch of Windows 10 creeping ever closer and a mobile platform that is approaching make-or-break territory, but that’s not all it has up its sleeve. The company just quietly confirmed plans to offer a Microsoft branded Wi-Fi service that will follow you wherever you go, and it’s called Microsoft Wi-Fi.
Horribly generic name aside, the scant few details that have emerged describe a massive Wi-Fi network that spans multiple providers and millions of hotspots. The goal is to ensure that you never lose an Internet connection.
Realizing the cat was out of the bag, Microsoft had little choice but to confirm that Microsoft Wi-Fi was in the works, but the company remained mum on any details beyond the promise that it will offer “hassle-free internet access around the world.”
This won’t be Microsoft’s first venture into mass market Wi-Fi, as the company’s Skype Wi-Fi service already offers such a thing, albeit on a smaller scale.
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Mike Wehner is a former tech editor for the Daily Dot who now writes for BGR. His work has appeared everywhere from Yahoo to CNN, and there’s a good chance his Apple Watch is dead right now.