JiWire announced that its directory crossed the 100,000 mark: My editorial partner sees 37,073 hotspots in the U.S. as the leader in the world, with 12,668 in the UK as No. 2. This is a huge jump from 57,000 hotspots listed a year ago. About 8% are free.
Hotels represents over 26,000 of these hotspots, and that's a tricky counting problem: many have hardwired room connections and Wi-Fi (if at all) in lobbies. It's an increasing trend to use Wi-Fi throughout a hotel.