The Taipei city government has finished the first stage of introducing free public wi-fi throughout Taipei. As of now, the free wireless is limited to public areas such as the MRT, shopping areas, office areas, hospitals, and libraries. However, the network will be expanded to major streets and avenues next and finally city buses and residential areas thereafter.
To access the service, you’ll need to apply for an account, which you can do here. Tourists to the city can use their passports to register at any of the tourism centers across the city. The site also provides handy instructions on how to access the network, reproduced below:
What an awesome public utility. Nice move, Taipei. Happy mobile browsing!