Cisco, Facebook Teaming Up On Free Wi-Fi

FreeWiFiCisco Systems CEO John Chambers said at the Interop New York 2013 conference Wednesday that it is working with Facebook to provide free Wi-Fi in public places, including hotels and retail stores, for users who login with Facebook, Reuters reported.

Chambers said potential uses included users being able to check in at hotels by signing in via Facebook applications on their smartphones, or retailers offering personalized promotions and information to users who check in at their stores, according to Reuters.

He added that the technology is currently being tested by some customers of Cisco’s Connected Mobile Experiences.

Readers: Would you like to see this initiative expand?

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