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.