San Francisco’s Castro District among First Gay and Lesbian Communities Nationwide with Free Wi-Fi Access

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Free Wireless Internet Access Available Indoors and Outdoors Along San Francisco's Castro Street

AnchorFree Wireless has announced the launch of a free wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) hotzone in the heart of San Francisco’s Castro District, a world famous gay and lesbian community. Consumers can access the Internet wirelessly at no cost indoors and outdoors along the commercial segment of Castro Street.

"We are pleased to support the efforts of AnchorFree to bring all citizens access to free wireless broadband services," said Mayor Gavin Newsom. "This new service will certainly benefit citizens, visitors and businesses in the Castro further encourage technology innovation in San Francisco."

“San Francisco’s Castro area is an ideal location to blanket with free wireless Internet access”, said David Gorodyansky, President of AnchorFree Wireless. “It is a tech-savvy district with lots of foot traffic and is filled with vibrant cafes, restaurants and bars. We are delighted to have our presence in such a well known community.”

AnchorFree has completed Intel® Centrino™ mobile technology compatibility testing through the Intel® Wireless Verification Program (WVP), helping to ensure consumers can enjoy the productivity and lifestyle advantages of Wi-Fi technology within AnchorFree’s Wi-Fi hotzones.

“As a participant in Intel’s wireless verification program, AnchorFree has tested its Wi-Fi service for compatibility with common configurations of notebook PCs based on Intel Centrino mobile technology, Intel’s premier technology for wireless mobile computing,” said Karen Regis, director of marketing programs for Intel’s Mobile Platforms Group. "By providing consumers with free wireless Internet connectivity in San Francisco’s Castro District, AnchorFree helps enhance the 'unwired' experience for Intel Centrino mobile technology users, connecting them back to their work place as well as their family and friends.”

In April of 2005, AnchorFree launched twin Wi-Fi hotzones in San Francisco’s Marina District. The Marina area is located approximately 5 miles from the Castro District.

About AnchorFree

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Co-Founders David Gorodyanksy and Eugene Malobrodsky had a clear vision in 2003: to give consumers an affordable and widespread way to access the Internet outside of their homes and offices. Company President David Gorodyanksy and AnchorFree Wireless have been featured in over 25 media publications. For further information, please visit http://www.anchorfree.com

*Intel and Intel Centrino are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

Contact Information:

Denis Hiller, Communications Director

AnchorFree Wireless

(650) 669-2772

Mayor's Office of Communications

(415) 554-6131

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