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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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1. Boston Public Library

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700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-5400
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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.

2. Faneuil Hall Marketplace

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1 Faneuil Hall Square, Boston National Historical Park
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 523-1300
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Beware the slower bandwith and the tourists!

3. Quincy Market

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1 Faneuil Hall Square, Boston National Historical Park
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 523-1300
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Ditto the warnings about tourists and slower bandwith as with Faneuil Hall.

4. MBTA South Station

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700 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 222-3200
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Browse before your train or bus; or go there in a pinch for decent wireless.

5. Christopher Columbus Park

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Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 635-4505
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The Harbor-side park is one of the prettier places for working outside.

6. City Hall Plaza

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1 City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201
(617) 635-4500
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The actual City Hall is ugly as sin or bold as hell. Either way, the plaza outside has free WiFi.

7. Boston Common

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Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 635-4505
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America's oldest park, yup.

8. The Shops at Prudential Center

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800 Boylston Street, The Shops at the Prudential Center
Boston, MA 02199
(617) 236-3100
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Free WiFi inside and out, and individual stores might have their own setups, too.

9. Copley Place

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2 Copley Place
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-6600
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The shopping mall offers free WiFi.

10. The Rose Kennedy Greenway

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Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110

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

11. Post Office Square

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Congress Street & Milk Street
Boston, MA 02110

The largely privately run park has publicly available wireless.

12. Harvard Square

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

13. Cambridge Public Library

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449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 349-4040

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.

14. Cambridge City Hall Annex

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344 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139

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

15. City Of Cambridge Lombardi Municipal Building

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831 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

This is also part of the public WiFi system.

16. Cambridge City Hall

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795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 349-4000
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The green space outside also carries the free signal.

17. Russell E Hoyt Field

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Gilmore Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

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

18. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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77 Massachusetts Avenue, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 253-1000
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MIT offers free wireless access for guests throughout their campus.

19. Harvard University

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1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 495-1000
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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.

20. CambridgeSide Galleria

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100 Cambridgeside Place, CambridgeSide Galleria
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 621-8666
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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.

21. The Public Library of Brookline

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361 Washington Street
Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 730-2370
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Brookline's entire public library system includes free WiFi, starting with its main branch.

22. Boston Public Garden

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9 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 635-4505
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Like the adjoining Common, the Public Garden is part of Boston's Wicked Free WiFi system as of May.

23. Boston Logan International Airport

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1 Harborside Drive, Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
Boston, MA 02128
(800) 235-6426
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There is free wireless throughout the airport, including before security.

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1. Boston Public Library

700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

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

700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

2. Faneuil Hall Marketplace

1 Faneuil Hall Square, Boston National Historical Park, Boston, MA 02109

Beware the slower bandwith and the tourists!

1 Faneuil Hall Square, Boston National Historical Park
Boston, MA 02109

3. Quincy Market

1 Faneuil Hall Square, Boston National Historical Park, Boston, MA 02109

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

1 Faneuil Hall Square, Boston National Historical Park
Boston, MA 02109

4. MBTA South Station

700 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02111

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

700 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02111

5. Christopher Columbus Park

Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02110

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

Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110

6. City Hall Plaza

1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02201

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

1 City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201

7. Boston Common

Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108

America's oldest park, yup.

Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108

8. The Shops at Prudential Center

800 Boylston Street, The Shops at the Prudential Center, Boston, MA 02199

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

800 Boylston Street, The Shops at the Prudential Center
Boston, MA 02199

9. Copley Place

2 Copley Place, Boston, MA 02116

The shopping mall offers free WiFi.

2 Copley Place
Boston, MA 02116

10. The Rose Kennedy Greenway

Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02110

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

Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110

11. Post Office Square

Congress Street & Milk Street, Boston, MA 02110

The largely privately run park has publicly available wireless.

Congress Street & Milk Street
Boston, MA 02110

12. Harvard Square

Cambridge, MA 02138

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

13. Cambridge Public Library

449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

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.

449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138

14. Cambridge City Hall Annex

344 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139

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

344 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139

15. City Of Cambridge Lombardi Municipal Building

831 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139

This is also part of the public WiFi system.

831 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

16. Cambridge City Hall

795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139

The green space outside also carries the free signal.

795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

17. Russell E Hoyt Field

Gilmore Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

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

Gilmore Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

18. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

77 Massachusetts Avenue, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139

MIT offers free wireless access for guests throughout their campus.

77 Massachusetts Avenue, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA 02139

19. Harvard University

1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138

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

1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138

20. CambridgeSide Galleria

100 Cambridgeside Place, CambridgeSide Galleria, Cambridge, MA 02141

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

100 Cambridgeside Place, CambridgeSide Galleria
Cambridge, MA 02141

21. The Public Library of Brookline

361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445

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

361 Washington Street
Brookline, MA 02445

22. Boston Public Garden

9 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116

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

9 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116

23. Boston Logan International Airport

1 Harborside Drive, Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Boston, MA 02128

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

1 Harborside Drive, Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
Boston, MA 02128