Certain AT&T customers already get free Wi-Fi access at the company’s 60,000 wireless hotspots in Starbucks, Borders bookstores and more. Next up: McDonald’s and various hotels!
Today, AT&T announced that it will acquire Wayport Inc., one of the early aggregators of Wi-Fi hotspots. The Austin, Tex., company manages 20,000 Wi-Fi spots around the world.
AT&T will pay $275 million for Wayport. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year.
Wayport hotspots include select Wyndham hotels, Marriott Vacation Club, Four Seasons hotels, HealthSouth and Sun Healthcare locations, plus McDonald’s restaurants.
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