I saw something interesting come through on my Twitterfeed today. Freespots is a network of free public wireless access points throughout the greater Saint John, NB area. The site has a fairly lengthy list of participating locations, and includes a Google maps view for easy reference. Most of these locations are local restaurants, but there are still a couple of general areas where one can go and sit and not feel obligated to purchase something. I even noticed a car dealership on the list, which would have been perfect when I had to sit and wait for hours while my car was being serviced. Unfortunately I don’t drive a Mercedes. Yet! (Actually, the Lexus dealership had better be on this list soon, or I won’t be impressed, when it comes time to get my new car. You’re on notice, Lexus!)
It’s nice to see an initiative like this start to gain some traction in our fair city. I hope that it continues to grow, and prove profitable for the local businesses offering this useful service.