DALLAS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--FedEx Office (formerly FedEx Kinko’s), an operating company of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), today announced the introduction of free, unlimited Wi-Fi access at most of its U.S. locations. As of today, customers will find the free Wi-Fi service provided through AT&T* at more than 1,000 FedEx Office Print & Ship Center locations throughout the U.S. The remaining rollout of the company’s free Wi-Fi service is scheduled to be completed by the end of the month. Provided courtesy of FedEx Office, this new offering will help busy professionals connect to the Internet from a location that is conducive to working on the go and offers convenient access to business support services.
“How and where people are working has evolved dramatically over the past several years thanks to technology innovations”
Free Wi-Fi access is a significant resource for mobile professionals and small businesses, many of which already rely on FedEx Office for printing and shipping services each day. In fact, according to a March 2010 survey conducted by AT&T, nearly eight in ten small businesses (79 percent) report using Wi-Fi connectivity to conduct business-related activities. Another 68 percent say they use Wi-Fi-enabled hotspots more now to access data than they did two years ago.
“How and where people are working has evolved dramatically over the past several years thanks to technology innovations,” said Kim Dixon, executive vice president and chief operating officer, FedEx Office. “At FedEx Office, we continuously strive to enhance the customer experience in our stores. We are delivering on that commitment with the launch of free Wi-Fi service at more than 1,600 locations across the country, while better meeting the needs of small business and mobile professional customers who work remotely.”
Delivering Computer Services for Over Two Decades
Today, FedEx Office continues to be a leading retail provider of computer rental and Internet services. The company first introduced its computer rental service in the mid-1980s and later began offering high speed Internet access in 1997. In 2003, FedEx Office became one of the first retailers to provide a fee-based Wi-Fi service to customers. The company’s current portfolio includes rental computers with popular software packages, FedEx Office LapNet – a wired laptop docking and printing solution – and now free Wi-Fi access. For more information about computer services at FedEx Office and to find locations with free Wi-Fi, visit www.fedex.com/wi-fi.
About FedEx Office
FedEx Office (formerly FedEx Kinko’s) provides access points to printing and shipping expertise with reliable service when and where you need it. The world’s largest retail printing network has more than 1,900 digitally-connected locations including FedEx Office Print & Ship Centers, FedEx Office Ship Centers, FedEx Office Signs & Graphics Centers, and centralized production centers. Services include copying and digital printing, professional finishing, document creation, direct mail, signs and graphics, computer rental, free Wi-Fi access, FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipping, and more. In addition, the company offers FedEx Office® Print Online, an online printing solution for business and personal printing, at home, at the office or on the go. Products, services and hours vary by location. For more information, please visit www.fedex.com/office.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $36 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 280,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit news.fedex.com
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.