Spot Hopping

For many like Peter Berkley, a lquote visiting consultant on assignment to Sri Lanka, access to the internet meant hooking up his laptop with a phone chord to a wall socket in his hotel room or a business centre around his comfort zone.
He recalls a typical day back home in the US, when he walks into Starbucks for a cup of coffee and a quick bite to eat, he propped up his notebook sized laptop that has a built in 802.11b wireless card to check his email. rn

rnStarbucks has a Wi-Fi network, a wireless internet hotspot where users like him can walk in and connect to the internet without any authentication process. rn

rnMany business destinations like Singapore and Hong Kong have also taken up to Wi-Fi to accommodate the busy business traveller. rn

rnThing are slowly changing. Sri Lanka Telecom on Monday announced that it had deployed a Wi-Fi network at the Bandaranaike International Airport. rn

rnAccess will be limited to users with a prepaid SLT internet card and will offer connectivity of up t