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A Business Model for Providing Free Wireless 802.11x Hotspot Access

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022129D
Publication Date: 2004-Feb-25

Publishing Venue

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method that enables users to temporarily subscribe to a free hotspot provider by filling out a one-time questionnaire through the provider gateway; the user gains wireless access to the Internet while receiving continuous streaming advertising. Benefits include helping increase the number of available hotspots.