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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Turning off the Free Wifi

TreeHugger: "Coffee shops were the retail pioneers of Wi-Fi, flipping the switch to lure customers. But now some owners are pulling the plug. They're finding that Wi-Fi freeloaders who camp out all day nursing a single cup of coffee are a drain on the bottom line. Others want to preserve a friendly vibe and keep their establishments from turning into 'Matrix'-like zombie shacks where people type and don't talk."

I'd think a decent compromise might be to limit free wifi access to 30 minutes. After that, you have to pay (or buy more food/drink). That allows casual patrons to take advantage, but not someone who wants to freeload all day.

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