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AT&T Expands Metro Wi-Fi Program

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Jul 26, 2010, 10:22 AM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Jul 26, 2010, 1:12 PM

AT&T today announced an expansion of its metropolitan Wi-Fi hotspot program. Starting today, AT&T is providing access to Wi-Fi to smartphones in the Charlotte, N.C., area. It says the area covered includes South Brevard Street from the area around the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza to East Trade Street. AT&T smartphone customers will be able to hop onto AT&T-provided Wi-Fi in that area at no cost. AT&T also announced that it plans to add a Wi-Fi hotspot to the metro Chicago area in the coming weeks. AT&T didn't say exactly which part of Chicago would be covered. The program, which AT&T says is still in the pilot stage, is meant to help alleviate congestion on its 3G network. It is providing Wi-Fi to what it calls areas with consistently high 3G and mobile data traffic. The first hotspot AT&T covered was the Times Square area of New York City.


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Jul 26, 2010, 11:38 AM

I wish cities would jump on this...

I wish cities would just start blanketing their more active areas with free wifi. I have a feeling business would do a lot better and people would feel more comfortable going and just hanging out in these areas if they are more connected while they are there. I think myself stupid for it, but sometimes if a place isn't wifi enabled, I just don't stay as long. If it is, it opens customers up to sitting and hopfully spending more.

I am glad AT&T is starting this...
The problem with cities providing everyone with free WiFi can be summarized in seven words:

Who is going to pay for it?

Free WiFi sounds like a great idea right up until it comes time to pay the bill.
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