Free WiFi in McDonald’s Restaurants Starting mid-January 2010

According to Mashable and TheStreet.com McDonald’s $2.95 WiFi usage fee (for two hours) will disappear shortly after the start of the New Year…

McDonald’s Adds Free Wi-Fi to the Menu

McDonald’s To Offer Free Wi-Fi Access

McDonald’s service, like Starbucks, will be provided by AT&T Wireless. If you’re wondering what happened to Wayport which provides current McDonold’s WiFi service, there’s really no change since AT&T acquired Wayport in November 2008.

I do wonder, however, if some McDonald’s will become overcrowded because people won’t give up their seats and tables while endlessly emailing, Facebook-ing, tweeting, or just browsing web pages.

You should be able to find more details on McDonald’s own website sometime next month:

McDonald’s Wireless Connectivity