Hungry for a little holiday cheer? All three of the country's leading search engines are giving you wireless connectivity this season. You just need to know where to look to tap into your presents.
Not to be outdone, Google
All three companies have the same reason behind their seemingly generous gestures: They all want to be your source for lucrative search-engine queries. However, the move also goes a long way toward devaluing connectivity.
When the FCC was championing the push for free connectivity for all last year, I took a look at the likely winners and losers. I went beyond the obvious choices of access providers like Clearwire
For now, the cheapening Wi-Fi movement has more casual implications. Starbucks
Connectivity just keeps getting cheaper and easier. It's a great thing for us as consumers, but it's feast or famine for us as investors.
Will we ever have coast-to-coast connectivity for free? Post your thoughts in the comment box below.
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