Briefly, here's the rundown of Wi-Fi access during my business trip to Florida:
Bradley (Hartford/Springfield) Airport - Free Wi-Fi
Newark - Not free
Orlando - Free
Ronald Reagan/Washington - Not free
Hotel - Allegedly free, but with a complicated configuration
Convention center - Free
Should there be a federal mandate for complimentary Wi-Fi everywhere? Yes. Yes, indeed. I have a blog audience to consider - literally dozens and dozens of readers.
In other travel news: all my flights were wonderful and my 6'2" frame wasn't the least-bit cramped in those spacious airline seats. But I kid.
Finally, the staff at the Springhill Marriott in Orlando were superb. Very courteous, helpful, and professional. Kudos to you!