California Sate Parks and SBC Communications bring wireless high-speed Internet access to 85 state visitors (Video)
SBC Communications Inc.: "Through an agreement with California State Parks, SBC companies will be providing wireless high-speed Internet access — better known as Wi-Fi — to the picnic tables, tents, RV spaces and cabins of more than 85 million park visitors every year.
Wi-Fi — short for wireless fidelity — will allow park visitors with wireless-enabled laptop computers or personal digital assistants (PDAs) to access the Internet at speeds of 50 to 100 times as fast as a dial-up connection.
San Elijo State Beach, located outside of San Diego, is the first state park to offer SBC FreedomLink service. Over the next six months, 84 other California state parks will become SBC Wi-Fi locations, making this the largest Wi-Fi deployment in any park system nationwide.
The California state park locations will be added to the more than 6,000 hot spots that make up the SBC Wi-Fi network, which is one of the nation's largest Wi-Fi networks.
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