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Most homes contain more than one internet ready device. Whether you have two desktops, a web tablet, and an android phone, you can stay connected. Even when you take your mobile device with you, there are many places that will allow you to connect to the internet while out and about. Let’s take a look at the connectivity of public WiFi.
You’ve probably seen the sign at your favorite coffee-house. Free WiFi. In fact, every company-owned Starbucks location is guaranteed to have unlimited WiFi for customer use. Finding a connected café is becoming more common as customers become more mobile. By looking for a WiFi symbol or hopping online, you can find out which locations near you are wired and ready to go.
Java junkies aren’t the only ones who can reap the benefits of free internet. Many cities are implementing WiFi hotspots at public parks as well. The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation are engaged in a five-year project, to bring free WiFi to 26 public parks. State Parks across California, in conjunction with AT & T, are providing wireless internet to cabins, RV parks, picnic tables and camping grounds to park visitors. Current California parks with free WiFi include, Half Moon Bay State Beach, Monterey State Historic Park, and Old Town San Diego SHP.
Municipal wireless networks, or a citywide Wireless Access Zone (WAZ), places the internet in the hands of the community. Cities like Denver, Honolulu and Spokane are making the internet available to anyone who would log on.