Wi-Fi Fever

At Rockabilly Barbers in East Northport, New York, you can get an Elvis-era haircut while listening to vintage rock. But it's not all throwback: Rockabilly also offers the hottest new networking technology on the planet. Proprietor Robert Wagner, an ex-Marine, noticed that many of his patrons would lug their laptops in to do a little work while waiting for a trim. Spotting an opportunity, he installed a wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) network in the barbershop to offer customers high-speed wireless Internet access. "I've got lots of musicians and business executives who come in and read e-mail," Wagner says. "Some even edit video...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!