Volta Network Security Update

Volta's wireless network has always been open and free. It will continue to be free for customers-- but we've just completed a security update that moves from open to encrypted access. While open, free networks have always presented limited-but-present security risks, new tools like the Firesheep plug-in make it far too easy for anyone to hijack your personal data and take control of accounts like Facebook and Twitter. We realize that most of our customers are going to use sites that are easily compromised while working at Volta, and we want to be able to offer an environment where our customers are free from the danger of compromising their personal information. We want to be able to use the network ourselves without the fear that someone can easily hijack our own accounts.

Effective immediately, Volta customers will need a password to access our wireless network. The password will be printed on your receipt with your purchase.