Free Internet Access Now Available in all Starbucks in Washington, D.C.

As we blogged about it last month, the Starbucks all over Washington, DC area are  now offering free internet access.  The service actually started July 1st. I was jut too lazy to blog about it.  This means no-charge, registration-less and limitation-free at any Starbucks in DC metro and I think all over the nation and Canada.

Finally! I thought it was ridiculous that we had to have an AT&T account to go online there. I always thought half the point of sitting in a coffee shop was supposed to be the free wifi.

The company is focused on introducing a seamless and entertaining web experience for all mobile devices, including the iPad. Content from premium partners including The Wall Street Journal will play a huge role in the Starbucks Digital Network, offering customers both a reason to dive into the Journal and sip on another latte. It’s a smart marketing move that will drive business and help finance the Wi-Fi initiative.

Frankly, not sure their move really make any difference in their sales. Caribou and all other local coffee shops in DC have been offering free internet access since 2005.

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @

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