Where can I get free Wi-Fi?

Episode 1096 (1:48:25)

Dave from Riverside, CA

Dave says that Riverside is ending their free Wi-Fi service tomorrow after complaints that some people couldn't use it. AT&T, who set it up, pulled out a few years ago and Riverside may have decided it was too costly to operate on their own. Leo says that's a shame because Riverside was one of the first communities to give it a try. It's not likely that more communities will be able to join in, as most ISPs have lobbied legislatures to outlaw free Wi-Fi service so ISPs can charge more.

Are there any free alternatives? Leo says his local coffee shop or McDonalds is an option, but he really should buy something to honor that. At the end of the day, it's probably cheaper just to pay for it.