libraries are wireless hotspots

Did you know that the Harris County Public Libraries are free wireless hotspots? Houston Public Library is adding wireless capabilities to their branches one at at time (I don’t know how many of them have wireless right now, but I do know that at least a handful have it available).

Harris County has the following posted in its Web site:

Harris County Public Library has completed installation of Wireless Internet Access in all 25 branch libraries across Harris County. Library users with wireless-ready laptop computers can bring their own laptop PCs with them to any branch library and log on to the Internet. There is no charge for using the Library’s high-speed network connection.


In addition to the “Bring your Own Laptop” wireless Internet connections, the grant funds will be used by Harris County Public Library to make laptop PCs available for loan in all 25 of the library’s branch locations. Laptops can be checked out for use inside the libraries for 2-hour loan periods. In addition, two collaborative projects with area school districts will provide external wireless linkage between the school and library campuses as well as notebook computers for loan in two school library media centers.


All they need now is Starbucks coffee and it would be worth it for me to trek the distance to one of their branches.

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