The next two years should bring hotspots to the city’s 20 commercial districts. Just be aware that now the boss won’t believe that you missed that email during those extended Friday afternoon lunch breaks.
For now the city does operate around 70 WiFi hotspots in and around the major tourist spots. Areas include but aren’t limited to Allston, Boston Common, Charlestown, City Hall, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Faneuil Hall, Hyde Park, and South Boston.
The city does stress that the free WiFi shouldn’t be used a replacement for access back at home, but rather as something to compliment your ability to access things on your mobile device while on the go. As you can see, it’ll still be a little while before the whole network is up and running, so until then, stick that map in your back pocket.
[Photo: City of Boston]