where is free WiFi in downtown Nashville
Last year at the bifurcated convention of national pastors and emergent conversationalists, I was desperately seeking free WiFi. My scouting report (via willzhead) from an hour ago tells me that the WiFi infrastructure has not apparently improved. Nashville is not moving at the dot-com pace.
Here’s a list of where you can get WiFi around the convention site, Renaissance Nashville Hotel, within walking distance:
Provence Breads and Cafe – 601 Church St. [L from hotel lobby on Commerce St, R @ 7th Ave, R @ Church St]
The Global Cafe – 322 Broadway [R from hotel on Commerce St, go 3 blocks, R @ 4th, L @ Broadway]
Rocketown – 401 6th Ave.
Best Western – 711 Union St. [L from hotel on Commerce St, R @ 7th Ave, go 2 blocks]
(cf. other locations farther away metrofreefi.com, wififreespot.com)
Free Internet [updated 5/18]
at the Digital Lounge, near Convention Headquarters – bring a laptop and connect up to an ethernet cable, or use one that’s available there
Renaissance Nashville Hotel – public areas & hotel rooms @ $9.95 /day
FedExKinko’s – 212 Broadway – T-Mobile Hotspot @ $6 for 1 hour, $9.99 /day, or by subscription [R from hotel lobby on Commerce St, go 5 blocks, R @ 2nd, go 1 block]
No WiFi, just Starbucks coffee
Starbucks – 424 Church St. [R from hotel, go 2 blocks, L @ 4th Ave, R @ Church St]
This year, I head down to Nashville o-dark-thirty tomorrow (Wednesday) morning, and get there a little after lunch time, Lord willing. Will see many people there, maybe you too! And, free lunch on Thursday – you don’t have to be a blogger and you don’t have to be registered at the convention (confession: I party-crash conferences) – just show up at lunch.