Boingo recently announced that they have added SBC Freedom Link hot spots to their portfolio. (I would include a link to the announcement, but both of the links that I was sent were broken when I tried them)

That's wonderful for Boingo, but I'm not a Boingo customer. I'm an SBC customer, and I can add Wi-Fi access to my account for just a few dollars a month. What I'd like to do is use all of Boingo's hot spots through my SBC account.

Last year, our survey data showed that only one percent of online consumers had paid for using public Wi-Fi. I'd pay for Wi-Fi if the footprint were large enough – but it's never my service provider extending its footprint. It's always a service provider that isn't necessarily selling to consumers.