Good news for motorhome travellers!
There are 14,000 McDonalds restaurants in the U.S., and 11,000 of them offer wi-fi internet access.
Starting in mid-January, internet access will be FREE. Canada is following the American's lead, however the rollout to Canadian locations will be sporadic, apparently starting with Metro Vancouver.
But, you say, we don't go into restaurants. And certainly not a McDonalds restaurant.
That's true, so while we're travelling, we access the internet in the comfort of our own motorhome. All we have to do is park within 300 yards or so of any unsecured access point (now including 11,000 McDonalds locations!) and point our Hawking HWU8DD antenna towards the source...and bingo, we're online for free!
We've used free unsecured internet access from just about any library, many hotels and motels, other restaurants, and even private residences that are within range of our little "star trek" antenna.
But this news will make it even easier for motorhome travellers to access the internet. Thanks McDonalds!