Obesity rates in the US start to plateau. McDonald's dangles a trans-fatty carrot of free Wi-Fi in front of its suddenly slimmer former patrons. Coincidence? We think not.
On January 15th, the fast food chain that claims to have served "billions and billions" of people, will be adding a new item to their menu: free Wi-Fi. As Engadget reports, McDonald's used to charge customers $2.95 for two hours of surfing, before announcing last month that they would offer it for free in mid-January. According to a spokeswoman for the Golden Arches, the service will be freely available in about 11,500 of the roughly 14,000 restaurants throughout the US, and will make McDonald's one of the largest providers of free or paid Wi-Fi in the entire country, with about 16-percent market share.