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Waiting for WiFi

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | January 31, 2010

Posted by Cliff Tuttle © 2010

Yesterday I spent a couple of hours at the blood bank donation center.  I had my iPhone and plenty of time, but the location had no wifi and I could not pull in a broadband signal.

Any place that requires people to wait for any period of time, including doctor’s offices and hospital waiting rooms, should be equipped with wifi.  Hospitals have attempted to ban cell phones from their entire building on the claim that their signals interfere with life-saving equipment.  That claim, however, appears to be dubious at best, since the doctors use their cell phones all over the hospital.  Better to provide a good free signal in designated waiting rooms and let the media users gravitate there.

The blood bank, which relies entirely upon volunteer donors, is always trying to boost participations with raffles and other promotions. There are plenty of us who would gladly pay in blood for a couple of quiet hours every now and again when we could recline in peace and read blogs and tweets.



CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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