Frisbee-throwers and lawmakers alike could soon be able to access free wireless Internet on Washington’s National Mall under a plan announced by a nonprofit group on Wednesday.
Members of the Open Park Project already have set up a wireless access point covering the Supreme Court and the Capitol and say they hope to extend wireless broadband coverage across the capital’s monument-filled core within a year.
Hey, that totally rocks. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on The Open Park Project. The FCC already provides free Wi-Fi at their headquarters. Many local coffee houses also provide free Wi-Fi for their patrons. For-pay Wi-Fi is also abundant. There are 38 Starbucks locations, three Borders stores, and seven FedEx Kinko’s Office and Print Centers in the district. These are all T-Mobile hotspots that can be accessed for as little as $6 an hour.