That’s what the Austin Business Journal asserts about the prevalence of wireless internet access in that city.
Free Wi-Fi boosts Austin’s economy, feeds business patrons’ appetites
— reported by the Austin Business Journal
Wireless Internet is seemingly everywhere in Austin — homes, restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, movie theaters, libraries, the capitol, the airport. And it looks as though Wi-Fi, as it’s commonly known, will continue to grow in prevalence.
Offering Wi-Fi not only benefits consumers, but also boosts business.
Richard MacKinnon, president of the Austin Wireless City Project, says Wi-Fi users pumped $500,000 more into participating Austin wireless businesses last year. He says patrons are demanding free Wi-Fi from businesses across the city.