Free Internet access customer drawing card

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Electra Charles, 19, of Clovis, surfs the Web on Monday at Java Loft. Charles said she comes to Java Loft two to three times a week.

By Jenna DeWitt: CNJ staff writer

Restaurants offering free Internet have been popping in recent years, but in 2010 they will be as common as french fries and golden arches.

Beginning Jan. 1, all McDonald’s locations will offer free Internet access for customers.

Internet service isn’t new at restaurants and coffee shops in eastern New Mexico. The caf