Looking back on some of my older posts I have decided that sometimes I risk turning into a bit of a doom and gloom blogger, which isn't really what I am like at all. So I have decided that I will do some regular posts from here on in under the title " Reasons to be Cheerful" ( That should ring bells for any old Ian Dury fans out there).
So this first Reasons To Be Cheerfull post is about Free WiFi. Why? Well, for no particular reason other than I was browsing the news items today and I saw that McDonalds in the US is rolling out free WiFi to thousands of it's burger stores.
I don't live in the US and I am only occassionally in a MacDonalds burger store so what's the Reason to be Cheerfull?
Well it just struck me what a win-win Free WiFi is for all concerned. Average Joe laptop users like me get to be able to roam freely and still get on the Internet and the places that supply the Free WIFI attract more people because they are offering this free service. The fact that some Free WIFi hotspot providers are looking to inject a few ads into the service doesn't worry me at all and seems a fair deal for getting this service free.
In the UK there has been a big growth in the use of Broadband "dongles" to connect to the Internet but these are hideously expensive to use on a regular basis compared to the cost of home broadband. I have one of these dongles supplied by my work but the rate they negotiate for them is much cheaper than an ordinary user would pay - even so I try not to use it unless I have to.
Broadband is becoming increasingly such a vital part of our lives that it's great to see that there are ways of supplying this service to us all that arent going to cost us a fortune.
Hopefully MacDonalds will roll this out to the UK and then I will have even more Reasons To Be Cheerfull.