AT&T Increases Wi-Fi Locations to 20,000

AT&T announced that it would be acquiring Wayport Inc for $275 million. Wayport operates Wi-Fi networks and will bring AT&T's total amount to 20,000 locations in the U.S. Wayport locations include Wyndham, Marriott Vacation Club and Four Seasons hotels and McDonald's restaurants.

In theory, this should extend the available Wi-Fi options for iPhone users. AT&T has started offering iPhone users free access to their existing Wi-Fi locations. These new Wi-Fi locations will certainly be added to their existing pool of hotspots.