Did you know…Julian Abele Park offers free wifi?

One of the upgrades we initiated earlier this year is a free wifi program through yourkarma.com. The service connects through a publicly-accessible hotspot. When you sign up, the Julian Abele Park device earns data. Here’s the basics (from their website/blog):

Karma 101: Share to earn

Like letting your neighbor borrow a cup of sugar, sharing your WiFi connection is a really nice thing to do. And while it’s great to be nice for the sake of being nice, we think you should be rewarded for it. That’s why we offer Social Bandwidth.

The process is simple. Karma Go broadcasts an open WiFi network, meaning anyone is free to hop on. Any time another person uses your WiFi connection, you get 100MB of data for free. The person connecting to your signal will also get 100MB for free to get started. And each new person joining your network creates an individual account and picks up their own tab, so they don’t have access to your data or to your browsing information.

 If you’re on the hunt for free data, you can change your SSID, which is the name of your WiFi network, to make it more attractive for others to connect (“Free WiFi by Karma” tends to work well, according to our very scientific experiments). Spending a couple of hours in the airport on a layover? Turn on your device. We’ve seen some Karma users rack up a full GB of free data in this situation.

And of course, there’s no limit to how much free data you can earn.

With Karma, data is tied to you as a person, rather than tied to your device.

Aside from making you very popular in public spaces, sharing your WiFi helps promote the idea that the internet is for everyone, and should be everywhere. We want to make WiFi ubiquitous. With Karma, data is tied to you as a person, rather than tied to your device, so the Go itself becomes a launch point for you to get on the internet instead of an anchor that weighs you down. If you forget your Karma at home and want to hop on your friend’s, you can.

Originally published at blog.yourkarma.com.

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