Sunday, September 16, 2007

Free WiFi points in mid Cape Cod

While I generally don't have a great need to use a public internet access point while on Cape Cod, our recent trip abroad had made me aware that many of Cape visitors might find the information below useful.

We spent a fabulous 10 days in Switzerland, staying in a small village at a lovely villa with stupendous views over the lake and the mountains. Its only drwaback for a net junkie such as myself was the lack of internet access. A lot of time and effort was spent locating internet cafes in the cities that we visited. So in the attempt to save the same effort for Cape guests and visitors, here is a list of 3 location in mid-Cape, all with free high speed internet access.

Panera Bread
Cape Town Plaza (map)
790 Iyannough Road
Hyannis, MA 02601
(508) 862-8015 | phone
(508) 862-8017 | fax

In addition to free internet access, Panera Bread serves delicious sandwiches and salads and mouth-watering breads. It's a great place to hang out with your laptop - cozy, comfortable and free wifi!

Next door to Panera Bread is Burrito Bistro
790 Iyannough Road
Hyannis, MA 02601
(508) 771-6071 | phone

I have reviewed Burrito Bistro in a previous post.

And lastly, the most surprising store to offer not only free internet access but also 5 actual computers visitors can use free of charge - KMart! Yes, KMart. I was very surprised to see that the store now offers free internet cafe of sorts. The store itself has been hugely improved from the KMart of years past - it's clean, well-lit and fairly logicaly laid out, so I no longer avoid it as a plague. The bonus of free computer access is just an icing on the cake :)

KMart is also located in Cape Town Plaza.

In addition to the above free access points, Barnes and Nobe Bookstore across Rt 132 from Cape Town Plaza has paid internet access (T-Mobile).

And of course, we all our homes are set up with high speed wireless as we frequently work from our vacation rentals.


Cape Cod Web Design said...

Wifi points are getting used less and less now days because everyone has internet on there phones, I think fairly soon we'll be seeing hotspots as often as pay-phones.
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Julia said...

I wonder if the hotspots would indeed die out that quickly. Last time we were traveling a few months ago, I did manage to conduct some business on my Blackberry and hubby's iPhone, but even so, for anything other then basic e-mail responses, I found I had to find a WiFi spot and get comfortable for an hour or so per day, to tie up all outstanding issues...