McDonald's beefs up Wi-Fi trials

McDonald's is super-sizing its Wi-Fi trial with wireless networking start-up Cometa Networks.

The Oak Brook, Ill.-based company announced late Tuesday that 75 of its fast-food restaurants in the New York Tri-State area will be covered by a high-speed wireless network with access to the Internet. The trial, a partnership with Cometa, extends an earlier, smaller pilot in the New York area with the wholesale network operator.

The second trial is part of the restaurant chain's increasing efforts to make 802.11-based wireless networking technology available to its customers.

"At McDonald's, we are all about being the most relevant, convenient and easy-to-use option for our busy customers," Bill Lowery, a senior vice president at the company, said in a statement.

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News source: CNET News

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