Can Public Hotspots Make Money?
from the forget-it dept
With all the hype about Wifi hotspots lately, most people still don’t think it’s possible to make money by offering public Wifi access. The economics just don’t support it, according to people in the industry. Some companies figure the best plan is just to focus on business travelers. However, some think that the “coffee shop” model, could work. By offering wireless access as a way to draw people into coffe shops and restaurants, it could be useful as a marketing tool to get more customers. I think a lot of the problem is that many people simply don’t know about or understand Wifi right now. As more computers get integrated WiFi and people get used to using wireless access in the home, demand will increase for hotspots in more public places.