Verizon to offer free Wi-Fi for home broadband customers

It looks like Verizon is jumping on the bandwagon and getting ready to offer free access to Wi-Fi hotspots for FiOS and DSL subscribers. The first thing that comes to mind is, well, where exactly are Verizon hotspots located? They don’t seem to be quite as ubiquitous as AT&T’s — a company that already offers free Wi-Fi to its U-Verse subscribers — but Verizon is teaming up with Boingo to provide the access. Globally, Boingo has about 100,000 hotspots and that number would undoubtedly grow with the increase in demand from Verizon customers. The rest of the details are currently being worked out, like whether Verizon will provide regional or nationwide access to subscribers (we’re thinking, or hoping, it will go with the latter).

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