Washington, DC Becomes a Hot Spot for Wireless Internet

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Washington, DC, has seen a steady spread of wireless hot spots, with access available everywhere from coffee shops to apartment buildings to local parks.

In a city where laptops are lifelines and PDAs are as essential as drinking water, wireless Internet access is changing the technical landscape. Washington, DC, has seen a steady spread of wireless hot spots, with access available everywhere from coffee shops to apartment buildings to local parks. Dupont Circle, Capitol Hill, the “Golden Triangle” area, and Freedom Plaza are just a few of the areas where residents can wander outside, sit on a bench, open a laptop and logon.

Increasingly, the trend is extending to area hotels. Dupont Circle’s Hilton Embassy Row is among the properties allowing visitors to take advantage of wireless Washington, offering access in guest rooms, the hotel bar, and conference areas. “It’s a simple business decision,” says Michael Snapkoski, director of sales and marketing at the Hilton Washington Embassy Row, “We’re finding that our guests rely on Internet access whether they’re traveling for business or pleasure. By offering wireless access, we make it more convenient and comfortable for them to get online.”

As more and more businesses answer the call for wireless Internet, demand is only growing. Organizations like DC-based openpark.net are working to provide free access in and around the National Mall and elsewhere. As the trend progresses, the Washington is on its way to becoming one of the nation’s most “wireless-friendly” urban areas.

Centrally located at 2015 Massachusetts Ave., NW and just half a block from the Dupont Circle Metro station, the Hilton Washington Embassy Row hotel gives guests easy access to all D.C. has to offer, from the Convention Center, White House and the National Zoo, to trendy neighborhoods like Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan and Georgetown. For more information on other special events and packages for 2005 and reservations, call (202) 265-1600 or toll-free 800-695-7460, or visit the hotel's Web site at http://www.hiltonembassyrow.com. The Hilton Washington Embassy Row is managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the nation's largest independent hotel management company.

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