AT&T to Expand Wi-Fi Zones in Public Spaces

AT&T has confirmed that it is expanding Wi-Fi access for its subscribers in New York. The company also said that it is introducing the service in San Francisco. The service announced that it will be adding data capacity in the two cities, which already consists of heavy wireless network use from devices such as the iPhone and iPad.

AT&T will expand Wi-Fi hot spots in New York’s Time Square ahead of the upcoming New Year’s festivities planned for the 31st of December. The company will also deploy its first hot spot in the Embarcadero waterfront district in San Francisco.

The company has long been known for its hot spots in hotels, airports, Starbucks coffee shops and other indoor locations. The new hot zones will be the first of its kind for AT&T seeing to it that they cover public and outdoor spaces.

The new zones are expected to provide fast data services for AT&T subscribers and will also divert traffic from the company’s cellular network. For AT&T clients, the service will cater for a number of devices such as the iPhone and iPad, which automatically connects to Wi-Fi when it is detected.

AT&T also confirmed that it plans further expansion in the new year, which will include sport stadiums.

AT&T subscribers making use of smartphones and tablet devices can use the zones at no costs. Usage of these zones will not count towards monthly data limits.

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