updated 02:50 pm EDT, Mon June 14, 2010
Starbucks bringing free Wi-Fi to stores in July
Premium coffee chain Starbucks revealed that it will offer unlimited free Wi-Fi access in its company-operated US locations starting on July 1. Currently, Starbucks offers two free hours per day to registered customers at nearly 6,700 locations. The free access, provided by AT&T, won't require a Starbucks loyalty card.
At the same time, Starbucks announced some paid web content will be free to customers in the fall as well. Called the Starbucks Digital Network, the service will grant free access to paid sites that include the Wall Street Journal and exclusive content and free downloads from iTunes, The New York Times, Patch, USA Today, Yahoo and Zagat. [via Yahoo]