Starbucks to Provide Free Unlimited WiFi

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WASHINGTON, June 14, 2010 – Starbucks announced today that starting July 1 the chain will begin to offer free unlimited Wi-Fi to customers. The new system will be simpler than the current one with a single click connecting customers to the network. Currently only the first two hours of usage are free with a fee of 3.99 for the next two hours.

The firm also announced a new online experience the Starbucks Digital Network. This will give customers access to exclusive content from the Wall Street Journal, Yahoo and others along with free downloads and community news.

Rahul Gaitonde has been writing for since the fall of 2009, and in May of 2010 he became Deputy Editor. He was a fellow at George Mason University’s Long Term Governance Project, a researcher at the International Center for Applied Studies in Information Technology and worked at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. He holds a Masters of Public Policy from George Mason University, where his research focused on the economic and social benefits of broadband expansion. He has written extensively about Universal Service Fund reform, the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program and the Broadband Data Improvement Act

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