Libraries offering free Internet access is nothing new. But the Providence Community Library (RI) is taking an innovative leap by allowing patrons to literally check out free home Internet access for a week.
How does Providence do it? They loan out Mobile Beacon hotspot devices.
Let someone else take over your airwaves. That's what the Scottsdale Public Library in Arizona did when faced with the rising support costs of offering a homespun wi-fi network to their patrons.