The Internet Channel is available to download from the Wii Shop Channel today, for 0 Wii Points™. So, if you missed the free launch event in 2006, and didn't pay the 500 points, you can now pick it up for free!
For those who spent the 500 points... don't fret!
Important AnnouncementFree Wii surfing for all!
If you have previously used 500 Wii Points to download the Internet Channel, at the end of October we will be offering you the opportunity to download, at no cost, one NES game of your choice (valued at 500 Wii Points) from the Virtual Console catalog. Details of this download offer will be provided via the Wii Message Board and on Nintendo.com soon.