by KYW’s Hadas Kuznits
Starting today, Starbucks coffee shops are offering free wireless Internet access.
The free Wi-Fi came as a happy surprise to this laptop user:
“I was trying to work on my computer expecting to have to log into the AT&T web site and pay however many dollars it is for a couple of hours. And then it was like, Starbucks Free Wi-Fi! Yay!”
It seems that the free Wi-Fi might be good for Starbucks’ business:
“It certainly made me stay longer, and I’m probably gonna have another cup of coffee in a minute.”
(Kuznits:) “Why is it important to be able to work on your computer at the coffee shop?”
(User:) “It’s really hard to work in your own home. It’s like, I’m trying to rest but I’m trying to work, so there’s a lot of distractions. So you want to go somewhere that’s quiet. I can’t stand library quiet, though. So you can get a lot done.”