AT&T Offers Free Wi-Fi to Broadband Customers
AT&T on Monday announced that its broadband Internet subscribers can now access any of its 10,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across the United States free of charge. The company offers Wi-Fi at airports, McDonalds restaurants, Barnes & Noble bookstores, coffee shops and sporting venues.
While the company cited the iPhone as one of the reasons for the move, it notes that customers are increasing going mobile with laptops and PDAs. Subscribers to AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet Pro and Elite are eligible for the offer, as well as AT&T FastAccess Xtreme with either 3.0Mbps or 6.0Mbps. Customers can log on immediately to Wi-Fi hotspots using their broadband username and password. The company has also begun offering an in-home wireless router via its branded retail stores.