Table 12.1 shows the national U.S. networks and provides telephone numbers and Web addresses. This contact information may be useful if you want to do further research, or if you decide you want to sign up with a specific network. It could also help if you are traveling to an area that is particularly well served by a specific provider.
The Wi-Fi industry is rapidly changing. Be sure to verify that the information in this chapter is current when doingError! Reference source not found. your own research.
AT&T's Wi-Fi service is.called "goport." Information about goport can be hard to find without the Web address in this table.
A pioneer Wi-Fi network, and still considered one of the best. Great roaming policies.
Rolling out quickly based on existing infrastructure.
Affiliated with Toshiba, SurfHere provides access in stores including McDonald's and The UPS Store.
The leading Wi-Fi provider, building infrastructure in Starbucks stores and elsewhere. T-Mobile is the one everyone else wants to beat.
Currently provides hotspots mainly in the metropolitan NY area; most are free to Verizon DSL customers.
An early pioneer in providing Wi-Fi hotspots, now providing infrastructure in McDonald's and elsewhere.