From the Wall Street Journal by Almar Latour
"SBC Communications Inc. launched a cut-rate Wi-Fi service for its existing broadband customers, the latest in a series of promotions offered by large phone companies to keep high-speed Internet customers from defecting.
The San Antonio company plans to offer the service for $1.99 a month to current customers of broadband service offered over its phone lines, known as digital subscriber line, or DSL, service. The combined SBC Wi-Fi and broadband package will cost $29 a month. Wi-Fi, or wireless fidelity, is a technology that gives users wireless, high-speed access to the Internet in a confined public area. SBC's Wi-Fi service, which normally costs $19.95 a month, can be accessed at 3,900 locations, or "hot spots," across the country. Its Wi-Fi network is among the largest in the U.S."