Why AT&T should offer free Wi-Fi

AT&T recently started offering free WiFi access in about 10,000 hotspots, but only to those who subscribe to its more expensive 3 megabits per second DSL service. While it seems like a good start, the company should extend this offer to all its DSL subscribers. It would mean that it would have another soft (albeit temporary) advantage over cable service providers.

AT&T should also offer free WiFi access to all of its iPhone customers, after all there are some who have had less than desired experience with their EDGE network. It can use Wi-Fi to offload at least some of its traffic off the EDGE network.