The Wi-Fi Alliance announced a web portal program on to promote public awareness and use of Wi-Fi ZONE hot spots around the globe. The Wi-Fi Zone was launched last year and allows users around the world to look up wi-fi hot spots in almost all continents.
Partners that join this free program will be able to offer online visitors access to the official Wi-Fi ZONE Finder directory of
public hotspot locations that use Wi-Fi CERTIFIED equipment. This program's goals are to improve the user experience and provide program partners with an easy way to offer Wi-Fi ZONE location information to their sites' visitors. The Wi-Fi ZONE program is a rapidly-growing program with over 9,000 Wi-Fi ZONE locations in more than 66 countries.
The ZONE Finder Web portal will allow visitors on participating web sites to search for Wi-Fi ZONE public access locations. The
popularity of Wi-Fi(R) can help the participating Web sites generate additional Internet traffic and revenue. A wide range of
organizations are expected to benefit from participating in the portal program including companies in the travel, hospitality and restaurant industries, as well as online magazines, to name a few.