FON's Wireless Revolution Starts Now

Unattributed, ZD Net UK, Oct 08, 2007
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This is a remarkable story. FON is a service that allows you to "make a fraction of your Wi-Fi available as a secure public hotspot, and you get unlimited access to everyone else's Wi-Fi who's doing the same thing." Non-members ay a fee to access, and you get a cut. Now British Telecom has signed on. BT takes the resident's cut. But in return, the resident gets free access to what could be a much wider network. It's a good deal all round - except for existing wireless broadband provider. But who feels sorry for them, after they've been gouging the public for so long?
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