Wireless hotspots provide wireless access to the internet using a common protocol (802.1abg). See also public internet terminals for places where you can access the internet if you don't have your own computer with you (or don't own a computer).

Free Internet

These locations provide free internet access with no strings attached. You don't need to be a customer or have a membership. (See also this Google Maps search for wifi, though the list below may be more comprehensive and up to date.)

Community/Mesh Networks

There have been varied efforts to bring a regional wireless "mesh" network to Sacramento, but progress has been slow.