"It's good to test things out. Last night, I was researching an article for Helium on where to find free wifi in the Twin Cities*. I stumbled across a website that talked about the city of Minneapolis's contract with USI Wireless to provide wireless access across the whole city of Minneapolis. Immediately, I thought "OMG, it's free?" I decided to check it out today. Since I don't live within the actual city of Minneapolis, I headed down to Lake Hiawatha.
It's not really free. It requires a $19.95/month membership. Or you can buy blocks of time for a little less. Glad I went and tested it out myself before declaring that Minneapolis has free wifi to the whole world."
*Minneapolis-St. Paul is nicknamed the Twin Cities because the two cities basically blend into each other.
But, when I got home, I ran across this article where it talks about the city's free wi-fi hotspots requiring a credit card. Was I supposed to setup an account? Or was it because I wasn't actually close to a hotspot?
It doesn't really matter to me since I live in a southern suburb and free wifi is available at all of the libraries in the county. But now the curiosity is killing me. Plus, I really don't want to write that article until I know for sure.
Either way, this
was a much nicer place to write a blog post than my usual spot in front of a desktop.