FON offers free Wi-Fi access to 500,000 hotspots in Japan following quake

Wi-Fi hotspot manager FON announced it is offering free Wi-Fi access at its some 500,000 hotspots in Japan until the country's state of emergency comes to an end. Japan was hit with an 8.9-magnitude earthquake followed by a tsunami that flooded the country's northern towns. FON hotspots are unique in the fact that FON members sign up and receive a FON hotspot that broadcasts their signal to a wireless network for other FON members and non-members. Members can access any other FON hotspot for free while non-members pay a subscription fee. Article

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