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The Ultimate Guide to Free Wireless in Greater Boston

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'Tis Curbed Boston's first-ever Outdoors Week as of... right now! And to kick things off we offer our complete-est guide yet of where to log on for free throughout Boston, Cambridge and environs. Mind you, this is free free—none of that for a price of a cup of coffee crap. These 23 spots, from the Rose Kennedy Greenway to Harvard Yard, offer you wireless without charge. More spots can be found through this handy map from the City of Boston of its Wicked Free WiFi program, which launched in April. Get outdoors and get to surfing! Also, for Hub hotels that offer wireless at no additional charge, check out this map.


· 20 Hotels in Greater Boston with Free In-Room WiFi [Curbed Boston]
· Our Curbed Maps archive [Curbed Boston]
· Our Outdoors Week 2014 archive [Curbed Boston]

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Boston Public Library

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The main branch, like the city's smaller branches, offers free WiFi, though not necessarily a place to plug in your laptop.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

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Beware the slower bandwith and the tourists!

Quincy Market

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Ditto the warnings about tourists and slower bandwith as with Faneuil Hall.

MBTA South Station

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Browse before your train or bus; or go there in a pinch for decent wireless.

Christopher Columbus Park

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The Harbor-side park is one of the prettier places for working outside.

City Hall Plaza

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The actual City Hall is ugly as sin or bold as hell. Either way, the plaza outside has free WiFi.

Boston Common

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America's oldest park, yup.

The Shops at Prudential Center

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Free WiFi inside and out, and individual stores might have their own setups, too.

Copley Place

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The shopping mall offers free WiFi.

The Rose Kennedy Greenway

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When all else fails, pick a spot along the Greenway.

Post Office Square

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The largely privately run park has publicly available wireless.

Harvard Square

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There's free WiFi throughout the commercial hub next to Harvard's campus.

Cambridge Public Library

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The main branch offers free WiFi as does every branch of the Cambridge Public Library. You may even pick it up on nearby plazas, benches, parks, etc.

Cambridge City Hall Annex

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This WiFi spot is part of Cambridge's public network.

City Of Cambridge Lombardi Municipal Building

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This is also part of the public WiFi system.

Cambridge City Hall

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The green space outside also carries the free signal.

Russell E Hoyt Field

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The dog-friendly park, which is also open late, is covered under the city's free WiFi system.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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MIT offers free wireless access for guests throughout their campus.

Harvard University

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Harvard offers the same deal as MIT: free wireless for guests. The signal is particularly strong in the university's Science Center.

CambridgeSide Galleria

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Harvard offers the same deal as MIT: free wireless for guests. The signal is particularly strong in the university's Science Center.

The Public Library of Brookline

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Brookline's entire public library system includes free WiFi, starting with its main branch.

Boston Public Garden

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Like the adjoining Common, the Public Garden is part of Boston's Wicked Free WiFi system as of May.

Boston Logan International Airport

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There is free wireless throughout the airport, including before security.

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Boston Public Library

The main branch, like the city's smaller branches, offers free WiFi, though not necessarily a place to plug in your laptop.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Beware the slower bandwith and the tourists!

Quincy Market

Ditto the warnings about tourists and slower bandwith as with Faneuil Hall.

MBTA South Station

Browse before your train or bus; or go there in a pinch for decent wireless.

Christopher Columbus Park

The Harbor-side park is one of the prettier places for working outside.

City Hall Plaza

The actual City Hall is ugly as sin or bold as hell. Either way, the plaza outside has free WiFi.

Boston Common

America's oldest park, yup.

The Shops at Prudential Center

Free WiFi inside and out, and individual stores might have their own setups, too.

Copley Place

The shopping mall offers free WiFi.

The Rose Kennedy Greenway

When all else fails, pick a spot along the Greenway.

Post Office Square

The largely privately run park has publicly available wireless.

Harvard Square

There's free WiFi throughout the commercial hub next to Harvard's campus.

Cambridge Public Library

The main branch offers free WiFi as does every branch of the Cambridge Public Library. You may even pick it up on nearby plazas, benches, parks, etc.

Cambridge City Hall Annex

This WiFi spot is part of Cambridge's public network.

City Of Cambridge Lombardi Municipal Building

This is also part of the public WiFi system.

Cambridge City Hall

The green space outside also carries the free signal.

Russell E Hoyt Field

The dog-friendly park, which is also open late, is covered under the city's free WiFi system.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

MIT offers free wireless access for guests throughout their campus.

Harvard University

Harvard offers the same deal as MIT: free wireless for guests. The signal is particularly strong in the university's Science Center.

CambridgeSide Galleria

Harvard offers the same deal as MIT: free wireless for guests. The signal is particularly strong in the university's Science Center.

The Public Library of Brookline

Brookline's entire public library system includes free WiFi, starting with its main branch.

Boston Public Garden

Like the adjoining Common, the Public Garden is part of Boston's Wicked Free WiFi system as of May.

Boston Logan International Airport

There is free wireless throughout the airport, including before security.