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Greenwich Park Bar and GrillINC Group is a well known and popular chain of over 20 quality restaurants and bars throughout London. Their range of venues vary from fine dining to easy drinking, from quick meals to elegant corporate events.

INC Group recognised the customers' demand for Free WiFi and were also keen to attract customers during quieter times. The range of products on the market tended to be costly and offered no real tangible benefit other than the WiFi offering itself.

By Charles Arthur - The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/dec/22/free-wi-fi-access-cafes-uk  

As Wi-Fi hotspots increase, small UK businesses are preferring to give access to smartphone and tablet users for free

More cafes and food outlets are offering free Wi-Fi to customers, bypassing the need for paid-for hotspots Photograph: Lourens Smak/Alamy

Any cafe that puts up a sign offering free goods usually does so with trepidation: what if the rush is too great and it costs more to offer than it brings in?

By Ian Hardy BBC News, Las Vegas Originally Posted: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16858088

Many business travellers would agree that going without wi-fi for any length of time is becoming more and more painful.

On the one hand we have powerful new hardware and software that fits into our pocket or briefcase but on the other hand these multi-media devices are frequently rendered almost useless thanks to inadequate quality and quantity of wi-fi networks.

Of course, there are some solutions which may or may not work for you depending on your situation, like personal wi-fi hotspots which run on cellular networks.

But certainly in America these are expensive, require contracts and come with data caps. Forget about watching movies on the go!

The cloud is only making things easier and at the same time more difficult.

Services like Sugarsync, Evernote and Zoho have given us the ability to carry documents, photographs, video and audio anywhere we go on any device.

Can I use my router as a WiFi hotspot?

Published in WiFi Hotspots

A [Telegraph] reader asks how he might safely and legally share his WiFi connection

Originally Published in The The Telegraph  - 08 May 2012 - Rick Maybury

On my farm I have three holiday cottages where I plan to offer Wi-Fi access to guests using a router located in the building's roof. Not all guests are interested in using the Internet or checking email while on holiday, but an increasing number are so, to cover the cost of offering the service and any surcharges, which may arise due to excess downloading etc., I want to levy a nominal charge. Is it practical? Are there any snags that I should be aware of?

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