Monday, February 20, 2006

Wi-Fi for Everyone

FON is an interesting new service that creates an ad hoc, global Wi-Fi access network. Not without its challenges (using it could violate your broadband terms of service), FON nonetheless is promising in many respects:

How broadband access providers respond to this challenge – whether they put up roadblocks or join the party – could be the next huge issue in multimedia communication and the net neutrality issue. A group of investors that have injected $21.7 million into the fledgling company includes Google Inc., Index Ventures, Sequoia Capital LLC and Skype Technologies S.A. And the recent additions to the board of directors are a roster of players who have already been pushing the envelope of Internet communication...

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