Free Wi-Fi at U.S. Starbucks

Starbucks will roll out free wireless Internet access at all of its locations in the United States on July 1. The news was announced via the company’s Twitter feed yesterday morning.

Free wi-fi is the first stage in a two-part plan for Starbucks. The second phase, known as the Starbucks Digital Network, will give customers free acess to paid content Web sites like The Wall Street Journal. The digital network is expected to be available in the fall of this year. In addition to the WSJ, Starbucks’ content partners include iTunes, the New York Times, and ZAGAT. 
 
Currently, Starbucks is like McDonald’s to me, which also has free wi-fi in a number of area locations. Despite passing both regularly, I never stop there unless it’s my only option.

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