Boingo’s already extensive Wi-Fi hotspot network is about to get a little bigger (and perhaps a little greasier). The Wi-Fi aggregator has signed a deal with The Wendy’s Company to install and manage access points in its US and Canadian restaurants. There are about 6000 Wendy’s locations in North America, but they won’t all necessary get Wi-Fi. According to a spokesperson, Boingo is gradually expanding Wendy’s hotspot footprint from a pilot of several dozen locations to the rest of the Wendy’s company-owned restaurants, but Wendy’s independent franchises will make the call on whether to participate in the program. Read the full story at Giga OM.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.


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