One of my favorite places to blog and work is McDonald’s because I can get a cheap large, regular ice coffee for about 2 bucks. Not only is coffee cheaper than Starbucks, McDonald’s actually has “tables” where I can sit and work without fighting other caffeine addicts.
Starting mid-January, McDonald will be offering free WiFi.
The free Wi-Fi will reportedly be available at about 11,000 of 14,000 U.S. locations. McDonald’s has used Wi-Fi provided by AT&T Inc. for several years, after first launching the service at 75 locations in San Francisco in 2003.
This doesn’t really change things for me though as I will still use my broadband USB, which is already fast enough and more secure than any free WiFi I can get. But it might be a good thing, perhaps there will be more people with laptops at McDonald’s so I am not the only one.