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The next leg of the busy holiday travel season is about to kick off, and you know what that means: free Wi-Fi deals!
People are noticing that their uploads on AT&T, "the nation's fastest 3G network," are considerably slower today compared to last week with some claiming a drop from 1Mbps to 100kbps - a 90% hit! I am stunned - stunned, I say - that some people actually saw 1Mbps up...
Good news for everyone willing to pay $5.00 for a cup of coffee but not one cent for Wi-Fi hotspot access: Starbucks is finally lifting the registered customer-only restrictions on their in-store hotspot access starting next month.
In a move to get their New York City customers online (and divert traffic away from their overcrowded 3G network), AT&T has announced a Wi-Fi "hotzone" program that aims to cover broader areas with Wi-Fi, starting with the ever-busy Times Square. (more...).
About a week ago, AT&T announced their intent to increase their 3G speeds via HSPA+, potentially boosting it to up to 14.4Mbps.
Couple of announcements out of Eye-fi today. The major news is that Eye-fi X2 cards are now capable of connecting to wifi hotspots that require webpage logins.