EMBARQ® Wi-Fi allows employees to get away from their desks and move freely into EMBARQ-connected conference rooms, offices and outdoors using their laptops. Business partners and vendors can also share the wireless connectivity enhancing meetings and work time. Retail, as well as hospitality, healthcare and legal businesses, can share hot-spot capability with their clients, guests, customers and patients.
"Businesses using Wi-Fi networks offer their employees and customers the freedom and convenience needed to get their jobs done," said Michael Suby, director of Stratecast (a division of Frost & Sullivan). "Selecting a company that provides professional installation and enhanced security is crucial. EMBARQ® Wi-Fi bundles include these essentials and give their customers a choice of features that matter most to them."
EMBARQ is offering Wi-Fi with the choice of two bundles. EMBARQ® Wi-Fi Enhanced provides professional installation, customization, security and outdoor service. EMBARQ® Wi-Fi Premium offers all the features of Wi-Fi Enhanced as well as control of access and online duration and revenue generating opportunities allowing businesses to set their price for hot spot usage.
Additional Revenue Benefit
EMBARQ® Wi-Fi gives businesses the opportunity to use their wireless network as a way to generate revenue. EMBARQ® Wi-Fi Premium subscribers can charge their customers using these services, choosing their own rates and preferred method of payment. This is all controlled by a user-friendly, web management tool. Businesses can also generate revenue by selling advertising on their Wi-Fi network to nearby restaurants and businesses.
"Every business can benefit from what Wi-Fi offers, from coffee shops to college campuses to large businesses," said Susan Sarna, EMBARQ Vice President - Marketing and Product Management. "EMBARQ has provided reliable High-Speed Internet service and high-capacity data to its customers for years. Now we can combine those reliable services with a secure wireless solution."
EMBARQ® Wi-Fi comes with security functionality permitting businesses to require its end users to agree to terms and conditions before using the service. Businesses using EMBARQ® Wi-Fi Premium will also be able to control user access and duration with an access code that's provided to them.