As goes Kansas, so goes communities nationwide: Seattle writer Brian Chin shows how a local Kansas cable operator is expanding its cable customer base into Wi-Fi by partnering with the right local businesses, and offering a small flat rate add-on to the cable bill. $9.95 per month gets you unlimited Wi-Fi; makes sense, as many costs involve billing, collection, and marketing. If you can sell to your existing customers on the same bill, costs overall remain low.
When will car dealers and repair shops get the bright idea about Wi-Fi as the one cited in this story has? I've been in many where I've had to wait long periods and thought I'd gladly pay a few bucks to have Wi-Fi.