SureWest tests free WiFi in home market

Independent telco SureWest Communications is giving free WiFi a try. The company has launched to WiFi hot-zones on a trial basis at two locations--one a community center and the other an apartment complex--in its native market of Roseville, Calif.

This is a baby step into free WiFi for SureWest, and the company will evaluate public response and usage after six months. But, after telcos showed a highly allergic reaction to public WiFi ventures early on, we are beginning to see AT&T and others take a closer look at how WiFi fits into their broadband plans.

For more:
- read this report at The Sacramento Business Journal

Related article:
- SureWest recently announced a home monitoring service. SureWest report

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