The Power Of Free WiFi
from the seems-to-be-getting-hotel-guests dept
We've written in the past about how more and more travelers are looking for free WiFi from the hotels they stay in, but a column by Peter Cochrane, visiting the US from Europe, really drives home the point. He says that everywhere he went in the US, even the most remote places, free WiFi was always available -- even in many places where there was no mobile phone service. However, perhaps the most interesting part is that while he was in one city in Colorado, he was having trouble finding a motel that had a vacancy. He noticed that every one of them advertised free WiFi. On a hunch, he tried a hotel that didn't have free WiFi... and it was only half-full. There could be plenty of other reasons, but it certainly supports the idea that lots of people are looking for WiFi when they travel. As for his own WiFi needs that night? The next morning he simply drove over to a hotel that did offer free WiFi and used it to check his email and take care of a few online issues. So, when does he get arrested?